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CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Tue May 29, 2018 1:01 pm

Talked to Chris Hong today; looking at a Metallic Red (Or blood red, or crimson stain) CS3.

To decide:
Chrome, brushed silver beryllium covers, silver drop shadow logo.

OR

Gold hardware, gold poles/covers, gold logo.

I love the gold/red combo, but the silver/red reminds me of 50s muscle cars.

Other options: HR33 headstock (may go with trad paddle), diamond pearl inlays, tung oil neck, gloss, V2T, M bridge, standard ebony, medium-jumbo ss frets, etc.

Thoughts?

Oh also...I was about 2 seconds from pulling the trigger, but last year there was a Father's day special - this year, I doubt there will be as Kiesel is currently making 800 or so guitars and they didn't run a Memorial day special. I doubt it's worth waiting 2 weeks extra for 50 bucks off, but *meh*?
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Re: Possible new CS?

Postby spudmunkey » Tue May 29, 2018 2:19 pm

My preference would be the red and silver, for the same reason you gave. :)

I'm also partial to the CT headstock (straight-ish string pull, symmetrical and non-pointy 3+3)

What neck wood are you thinking (since it'll be visible due to the tung oil neck finish)?

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Re: Possible new CS?

Postby Treadplatedual » Tue May 29, 2018 4:08 pm

spudmunkey wrote:My preference would be the red and silver, for the same reason you gave. :)

I'm also partial to the CT headstock (straight-ish string pull, symmetrical and non-pointy 3+3)

What neck wood are you thinking (since it'll be visible due to the tung oil neck finish)?


My old cs had just a 1 piece hog neck - I'll likely stick with that, as I've had hog/maple and hog/walnut, and while it looks cool my SH6 is far and away the case queen vs this one being more a simple, classy workhorse with just a touch of bling. I'm thinking function over form for the most part. That said, red metallic is so pretty...I think it's worth the cost differential there.
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Wed May 30, 2018 11:07 am

Spoke with Chris, had card in hand, 10-12 week current build time.

Here she goes:

-NMAH - Mahogany Neck & Body (Standard)
-CG - Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
RM - Red Metallic
TN - Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck (Natural Wood)
-CTH - Carved Top Headstock (Standard)
-PH - Headstock To Match Body Finish (Standard)
-EF - Ebony Fingerboard (Standard)
IDIA - Diamond Inlays
IMP - White Pearl Inlay Material
-STF - Stainless Med-Jumbo Frets .048" H .103" W (Standard)
-R14 - 14in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
KBB - Kiesel Beryllium Passive Bridge Pickup
KBN - Kiesel Beryllium Passive Neck Pickup
PCC - Chrome Pickup Covers (6 & 7 Non-Multiscale Lithium/Beryllium Humbuckers Only)
-PPC - Kiesel Lithium/Beryllium Silver Pickup Poles (Standard)
VT2 - 2 Volume/2 Tone w/ Push-Pull Coil Splitters (N/A w/ Bigsby or Active)
-CHR - Chrome Hardware (Standard)
-46 - Elixir 1046E Light Gauge .010 - .046 (Standard)
DSLS - Drop Shadow Silver Logo
SC10 - Black Ultimate Soft Guitar Case


So, aside from selling 2 of my other axes, this is also kind of an "attaboy" for losing (to date, from 1/1/18) 41 lbs, on my way to losing a cool 100.
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby skully13a » Wed May 30, 2018 4:10 pm

I can dig it. 8) Looking forward to checking out its glory. :)
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 pm

skully13a wrote:I can dig it. 8) Looking forward to checking out its glory. :)


Thanks, Skully!

Here's a quick mock-up:

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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Doctor Doug » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:00 pm

Sweet! I likey!
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am

2 and a half weeks in, the excitement grows and grows. Good thing I've got a few other Kiesels to keep me busy :D
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby ElfDude » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:21 pm

That's going to be a way fun guitar, as well as a looker!
I'm excited for you.

Someday I shall own a CS...
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:50 pm

ElfDude wrote:That's going to be a way fun guitar, as well as a looker!
I'm excited for you.

Someday I shall own a CS...


Your build harkening to classic cars was part of the inspiration :D

It's kind of a tribute to my dad, who has had a deep abiding love for Ford Thunderbirds forever, and his first was a red '56. Hurray for red and chrome!
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby ElfDude » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:01 pm

Treadplatedual wrote:
It's kind of a tribute to my dad, who has had a deep abiding love for Ford Thunderbirds forever, and his first was a red '56. Hurray for red and chrome!


That's really cool!
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:17 am

7 weeks in. *shudder*
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:46 pm

Update: received shipping e-mail today! Expected by 8/7, 1 day earlier than quoted. Hurray!
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby Treadplatedual » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:17 pm

NGD going up in pics gallery now
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Re: CS3 Ordered!

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:22 pm

*squee!*


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