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Kiesel Guitars

Postby Kevio » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:25 pm

Carvin Corporation announces the formation of a new and separate company, Kiesel Guitars / Carvin Guitars, which will take control of the guitar and bass manufacturing and sales of all instruments and related parts and accessories, effective Feb 1, 2015. Kiesel Guitars / Carvin Guitars owners Mark Kiesel and Jeff Kiesel formed this new company so they can focus exclusively on the advancement of instruments. Mark Kiesel has led the guitar and bass division of Carvin since 1970 and will continue to lead the new company as president. Jeff Kiesel brings industry leading designs and advancements in construction and quality to the Custom Shop. The instruments will continue to be produced in the USA at the same facility.

Carvin Corporation’s focus will now be exclusively on our passion for pro audio and instrument amplifiers under the brands Carvin Audio and Carvin Amplifiers. We will continue to provide our customers with industry leading products and customer support. Carvin Corp will continue to design and manufacture its products in San Diego, California, USA with its team of top engineers and staff of musicians under the direction of the Kiesel family; Carson, Joel and Kristen.

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Beginning April 1, 2015 Carvin audio and amplifier products will move to new websites, www.carvinaudio.com and www.carvinamplfiers.com. Carvin Guitars will remain at www.carvinguitars.com.

See the new video right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQfdQDp0EY4
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Postby jmfresh » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:18 am

Interesting news. How do we get them to make a bolt-on 5 string with standard string spacing (17.5mm)?

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Postby SpazzTheBassPlayer » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:14 pm

............Usually, this type of executive decision - especially one that drastically affects a brand name -- signals an upcoming "diversifying"...... and I am wondering if import models are on the agenda in the future, regardless of a "still made in the USA" statement now


The name change is a bit of a bummer because the name Carvin has such a long ingrained history behind it but best of luck to the new name and new adventure

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Postby Dometalican » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:25 pm

SpazzTheBassPlayer wrote:............Usually, this type of executive decision - especially one that drastically affects a brand name -- signals an upcoming "diversifying"...... and I am wondering if import models are on the agenda in the future, regardless of a "still made in the USA" statement now


The name change is a bit of a bummer because the name Carvin has such a long ingrained history behind it but best of luck to the new name and new adventure


From the insanity of the guitar posts a few rooms above, the name change is mainly going to apply to the more exotic-looking guitars (strangely the Vanquish isn't on the list...) and that if you were to order a new bass in the future, it's still getting the Carvin logo so it's not 'going away'.....yet....lol.
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re: Kiesel Guitars

Postby Tabare777 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:04 pm

Hi guys, just tried to get on to www.carvinguitars.com and it just takes me to www.carvinworld.com just wanted to check out the builder for the Vader 8 and see what I want to order and price etc...

Anyone know if it's happening yet?
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Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:14 pm

none of the new models have official listings/pages/builders yet.

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Re: re: Kiesel Guitars

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:18 am

spudmunkey wrote:none of the new models have official listings/pages/builders yet.


2/1 perhaps?
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