Building a Kiesel "Godin acousticaster" tele?

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Building a Kiesel "Godin acousticaster" tele?

Postby snake89 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:54 am

Have anyone here done such a build? Im badly want to build an Kiesel electric/accoustic "Godin accousticaster" .
Simply a chambered Solo with an accoustic bridge plus with an pickup under the bridge (LR Baggs).
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Re: Building a Kiesel "Godin acousticaster" tele?

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:04 pm

I can pretty much guarantee they won't put the acoustic bridge on anything it isn't already on. Your closest best bet would be the AE185, or the Solo with the Piezo saddles on the normal bridge. They have an "F" hole program for the resin-filled top, so I feel like they are only one step away from an actual f-hole on it....maybe. The solo would need at least a nekc single-coil, though, as the neck pocket and the pickup route are the same route, and they don't do bolt-ons without a neck-pickup (except for the Delos, which has a pickguard to cover up the unused neck pickup body route).

Here's the AE185. It's neck-through, 24 frets, and 25" scale, if that matters to you...
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Or a CC275, or a used ac175 or AC275 (which was the base model that the still- available CC275 was based on).

Ac175 and AC275 (discontinued):
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CC275 (same guitar as the AC275, but with a few included upgrades):
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Re: Building a Kiesel "Godin acousticaster" tele?

Postby GuitFiddle » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:45 am

The Godin you pictured is a pretty old one. They have had a number of iterations of guitars like that over time. Being familiar with and owning both Kiesels and Godins, and considering what you are aksing....I would personally just get a Godin. Godins are NEVER a bad buy and generally punch way above their weight class. No reason to go chasing that dragon with Kiesel.
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