Kiesel is retiring the following models at the end of this year: TL60 and TL70 It was essentially just a tele-shaped DC127 and was more NOT a Tele than a Tele, but was Kiesel's only 'tele'-style guitar for decades. 25" scale, 24 frets, neck-through. Taking these models' place in the lineup is their newer bolt-on Solo model (which is essentially a tele-shaped Aries), which at least gives it the 25.5" scale, bolt-on construction of a "real" tele, plus 22-fret option on the 6-string, plus 8-string, extented scale and multiscale options. AC40 and AC50 Semi-hollow, neck-through acoustic-electric basses. Kiesel has retired a few of their "acoustic" guitar models from their lineup in the last year or two as sales seemed to have dropped below their threshold to keep them in the lineup. There is no replacement currently in the lineup, or announced. DC727 Kiesel's OG 7-string, and only ERG from 1999-2012, which brought the launch of the CT7. Today, (not including the ones retiring at the end of the year) they now have 10 models that are available in 6, 7 and 8 strings, most of those as extended and multiscale, and the CT7 and Holdsworth headless available in 7 string versions. CT74 They are keeping the CT7 with the standard flamed maple top, but are dropping the separate "4" model designation, which was the version that had the standard plain maple top. No word on if they are also retiring the non-topped. If they do keep that, it will be right in line with the 6-string CT, just with direct-mount pickups and alder body. JB207C 7-string version of the Jason Becker "Bluey" tribute model. The 6-string version is already quite a departure from the 'real' "Bluey" model, what with it's 25.5" scale, different angled headstock, Floyd Rose, and all...but at least at first glance it still screamed "Jason Becker Bluey!". The 7-string, however, lacked a pronounced angled inline headstock. I think that, more than it just being a 7-string Jason Becker model (which he never played), could be the reason it maybe didn't sell well. If it had an angled inline 7, I am convinced that it would have sold better. It might have had to ship in a bass case, but I think it could have saved the model. UltraV7 and X227 The 7-string version of their two "pointy" models that were just released last year, I believe. Despite a seemly decent number of requests, and Jeff Kiesel's liking of the models, sales never really materialized once they were released. Their 6-string versions are carrying on into 2018 In addition to the above models being retired, there is also an across-the-board price increase set to be in place 1/1/18. No word on the amount or even if it will hit all models (they typically don't change models that were just launched recently). However, they did say that the Bolt model will see a larger-than-most increase. I imagine a part of it is due to the fact that it used to come with a rosewood board and when CITES hit they upgraded it to ebony for no charge. I also have to wonder if they are going to give it standard locking tuners. It's currently the only model they offer with the non-locking tuners (save for the classical-style, nylon string NS1). To go along with that price increase, they have announced that every model will now come with standard stainless steel frets. You can select several different sizes of SS for free and they will still offer the EVO gold-colored frets (for a smaller upcharge than before), but their Nickel Alloy frets will no longer be available, unless you call-in and waive the 10-day trial period, and only while they still have that size fretwire left in-stock.