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Just ordered Z8X!

Postby brent » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:54 pm

My 3rd Kiesel/Carvin and 1st extended range.

Custom Shop Instrument Details: Z8X

Z8 - Kiesel Zeus Headless 8 String Electric Guitar
model upgrade to Z8X
Right Handed
X - Hipshot/Kiesel Tremolo System
TEL - Translucent Teal
CG - Clear Gloss Finish
ASH1 - 1-Piece Swamp Ash Body/Maple Neck
TN - Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck
EF - Ebony Fingerboard
NIN - No Top Inlays – Luminlay Side Dots Only
STRF - Stainless Regular Frets .043" H .080" W
R20 - 20in Fretboard Radius
BC - Black Hardware
KLB - Kiesel Lithium Passive Bridge Pickup
KLN - Kiesel Lithium Passive Neck Pickup
400 - Black Pickup Coils
PPB - Kiesel Lithium/Beryllium Black Pickup Poles
BL - Black Logo
1062 - 1062 Light Gauge .010 - .062
AK - Metal Knobs w/ Abalone Inlays
SL - Dunlop Straplocks
SC9 - Black Ultimate Soft Guitar Case
2019 Keisel Zues Z8X 8-string (March delivery)
2015 Keisel HH2X
2011 Carvin H2T
Dean Boca electric 12-string
Frankenstrat
Ibanez bass
Seagull 25th Anniv. acoustic
Takamine EG523sc 12-string
LaPatrie Concert Q-1 nylon
Studiologic, Korg, Yamaha and MAudio keyboards.
http://www.brentbuckley.com

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Re: Just ordered Z8X!

Postby brent » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:54 pm

....and I just beat the price increases apparently, if I'd waited 3 more days the price of my build would have gone up by $110.00 !?!?!?!
2019 Keisel Zues Z8X 8-string (March delivery)
2015 Keisel HH2X
2011 Carvin H2T
Dean Boca electric 12-string
Frankenstrat
Ibanez bass
Seagull 25th Anniv. acoustic
Takamine EG523sc 12-string
LaPatrie Concert Q-1 nylon
Studiologic, Korg, Yamaha and MAudio keyboards.
http://www.brentbuckley.com

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Re: Just ordered Z8X!

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:01 am

Nice! Can't wait to see pics!

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Re: Just ordered Z8X!

Postby brent » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:29 am

And in an example of excellent customer service Noble at Kiesel contacted me to advise me that the vintage frets wouldn't work well, this was something I had not considered in researching ER guitars. We switched to medium jumbos and all is well. Pleased they did this on an online build, plus they don't want to get stuck with it. Noble said sticking with the vintage frets would made it unreturnable. So be aware that there are options in the online builder that really shouldn't be there.
2019 Keisel Zues Z8X 8-string (March delivery)
2015 Keisel HH2X
2011 Carvin H2T
Dean Boca electric 12-string
Frankenstrat
Ibanez bass
Seagull 25th Anniv. acoustic
Takamine EG523sc 12-string
LaPatrie Concert Q-1 nylon
Studiologic, Korg, Yamaha and MAudio keyboards.
http://www.brentbuckley.com

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Re: Just ordered Z8X!

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:55 am

Reason #413 I'm no longer an advocate for placing orders online, even when you think you know exactly what you want and it looks like it's available and will be what you want. :-p

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Re: Just ordered Z8X!

Postby SolidOrangeTiger » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:02 pm

brent wrote:And in an example of excellent customer service Noble at Kiesel contacted me to advise me that the vintage frets wouldn't work well, this was something I had not considered in researching ER guitars. We switched to medium jumbos and all is well. Pleased they did this on an online build, plus they don't want to get stuck with it. Noble said sticking with the vintage frets would made it unreturnable. So be aware that there are options in the online builder that really shouldn't be there.


Thanks for posting about this. It's refreshing to see someone leaving positive feedback on the Internet about a customer experience for once. Not specifically referring to Kiesel when I say that.

Noble and some of the other guys have done a great job helping me plan specs and place orders in the past, too. Jeff's got a great staff and they really do care about ensuring you get something you'll be happy with for years to come.

spudmunkey wrote:Reason #413 I'm no longer an advocate for placing orders online, even when you think you know exactly what you want and it looks like it's available and will be what you want. :-p


Agreed, though I've never understood the mentality of wanting to spec a custom instrument all by yourself. If you have the ability to get custom shop experts who see these guitars every day to weigh in on your build, why wouldn't you leverage it? Maybe it's just the OCD planner in me, but for the money most of the models cost, reviewing your specs with someone before you finalize your order just seems like the sensible thing to do.

I know not everyone knows the email and call options are out there, but lord knows Jeff says, "Call my guys" at least 8 times a day. :lol:
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Kiesel Arsenal:
--- C6C: Orangeburst Quilted Maple Cap with BB Edges over Black Limba. (2018)
--- SCB6X: Trans Orange/Crimson V-Burst Mastergrade Burl Maple Cap over Koa. Baked BMF KTB. (2019)
--- K6H: **IN PRODUCTION** Fire Crotch Flamed Maple Cap over Roasted Swamp Ash. Roasted FM Fingerboard. (2019)

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Re: Just ordered Z8X!

Postby SolidOrangeTiger » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:02 pm

[duplicate post]
Kiesel Arsenal:
--- C6C: Orangeburst Quilted Maple Cap with BB Edges over Black Limba. (2018)
--- SCB6X: Trans Orange/Crimson V-Burst Mastergrade Burl Maple Cap over Koa. Baked BMF KTB. (2019)
--- K6H: **IN PRODUCTION** Fire Crotch Flamed Maple Cap over Roasted Swamp Ash. Roasted FM Fingerboard. (2019)

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Re: Just ordered Z8X!

Postby brent » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:40 am

Yeah unfortunately my extensive research into 8-strings failed to turn up the fret size issue. Really they just need to either remove the STRF option from the online builder or indicate that it's a no-returns option. My other Kiesels were done with the online builder without issues, so I felt pretty confident doing it again. For my someday SH575 I will definitely call it in!
2019 Keisel Zues Z8X 8-string (March delivery)
2015 Keisel HH2X
2011 Carvin H2T
Dean Boca electric 12-string
Frankenstrat
Ibanez bass
Seagull 25th Anniv. acoustic
Takamine EG523sc 12-string
LaPatrie Concert Q-1 nylon
Studiologic, Korg, Yamaha and MAudio keyboards.
http://www.brentbuckley.com


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