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Kiesel Logo

Postby KrisHough » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:14 pm

Can the Kiesel logo be done in Mother of Pearl or Abalone on the body of a headless guitar?

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Re: Kiesel Logo

Postby UnexplodedCow » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:28 pm

Ooh, that's a very good question. I'm going to guess yes, since I believe it's CNC cut, but I've never seen it.

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Re: Kiesel Logo

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:36 pm

I might be wrong, but I don't believe the logos are cut. I believe, unlike the fingerboard inlays, that the decals are thin enough slices that they are just placed on top. I believe this is why they would work so well no matter what the Finish is on the headstock, whether it be a sparkle multi-layered thick paint, or just a super-thin clear finish, without making the routes too small for the inlays with a thick paint, or oversized for inlays with a thinner finish.
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Re: Kiesel Logo

Postby KrisHough » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:41 pm

I don`t think there is such a thing as Abalone or Mother of pearl "decals".

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Re: Kiesel Logo

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:23 pm

KrisHough wrote:I don`t think there is such a thing as Abalone or Mother of pearl "decals".


There sure is. You can get natural shell in incredibly thin pieces/sheets. Like 0.15mm (.006") on Amazon.

I believe this is a CC275, which is MOP now...I don't know if it always was, though...

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There's gotta be a reason, though, because they don't have a single Vader, HH or CL model in the gallery in any string count with an Abalone logo. :shock: I guess I'm just not-so-sure it's anything to do with those logos being actually inlayed...

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Re: Kiesel Logo

Postby MarshallTSL » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:33 am

Kris,

YES! I have it on three of my Kiesels. The only caveat is there are apparently two logo sizes that they use depending on the headstock. Apparently, they only have the smaller sized one in Mother Of Pearl.

Since it's not on the builder, you have to call the order in. They charged me the same price they would charge for an Abalone inlay.

My first Carvin logo was in Abalone and, cosmetically, just got lost in the headstock finish. Since the lettering is pretty skinny, you need to know that it doesn't "pop" like you would expect a white MOP logo to. But, having said that, I'll only order the logo in MOP for all of my future builds.

Let me know if you'd like me to take a picture and I'll post it.

KrisHough wrote:Can the Kiesel logo be done in Mother of Pearl or Abalone on the body of a headless guitar?
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Re: Kiesel Logo

Postby MarshallTSL » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:57 am

Kris, I'm sorry, I screwed up your answer.

No inlaid logos on headless bodies.
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