The Carvin / Kiesel thread

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by soliloquy, May 22, 2011.

  1. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I waned to post it, but I knew you were already on the case lol. I actually really like this silver one.
     
  2. spudmunkey

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    I've since edited the post to include a pricing comparison breakdown to the Crescent. ;)
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Yeah, I remember when I first got into Ibanez I actually discovered a lot of models that I wouldn't have known about otherwise by trying different model numbers that I put together with a cursory understanding of the naming scheme. That's how I found out about some of the lesser known Prestiges and spot models :lol:
     
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    As garrish and "not me" as the model is, I wouldn't kick that gunmetal one out of bed for eating crackers. Or a blue one, as long as the back was black. Andy or his music don't mean enough to me, though, for the inlay to have any positive value. Maybe I could paint over it with some black paint and make it look like a Type-O logo or something...
     
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    Even the neck is clear (you can see the blue-wrapped truss rod and the two carbon fiber rods).
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I remember when Fender and Ibanez did that at NAMM years and years ago.

    I was able to hold the clear JS. The thing weighed 20lbs easy!

    Looks freaking cool though.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    That is sick. Shame that isn't really a production option because I'd be so aggressively on board.
     
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    The906 RGART Contributor

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    So that would be a 20 lb Aries?
     
  9. spudmunkey

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    About that, i think. Acrylic is about .042 per square inch. Anyone care to do some volume/weight calculations? :p

    My local store growing up had a green/yellow BC Rich Mockingbird and it was ungodly heavy.
     
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    Legit might be worth it. :lol:
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Meh. Should have used burl acrylic with a fade finish.
     
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    That would be rad. ;)
     
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    About opinions which naming style is better, don't forget Kiesel makes semicustom guitars. Theres no way they could apply similar to Ibanez detailed model naming method. To me DC600 is the most sensible and gives enough of an idea what it is. Zeus is a bit too much hype bullshit. Luckily there is only one "Destroyer" guitar model which sounds absolutely ridiculous.
     
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    With the DC600, how does that differ from their old DC6? And why is the DC6 closer to their CS6 than the DC600? The mind bottles.
     
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    Regarding the AJ sig (and sig guitars in general) - does the artist get a cut of the sale? Or does the artist only benefit on free/reduced cost guitars? I’m wondering if the upcharge on the average sig is because it goes to the artist.
     
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    I believe it varies artist to artist (stating the obvious I know) but I'm sure someone dropped letchford or someone else's deal in here before. But I think some get a cut some just get a discount/free guitars.

    Becker is the obvious one to get a cut, it's stated he gets a portion of each sale to help with medical bills. I hope it really is helping out, it must suck to have an ongoing illness such as ALS and be in the US medical system.
     
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    Yeah, and in a case like Jason’s I specifically WANT to pay extra, if I know it’s going toward him. With it being so hard to make a living in music these days, I’m ok with paying a little extra, the guitar manufacturing making a little less, so we can support our favorite musicians. But I didn’t know if that was an across the board thing, or what.
     
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    Looks like it, too...like it's made of ice.

    I'm amused by many of the comments on FB and IG.

    Jeff: "I made this to show how our guitars are built."

    Social Meditards: "I don't like how wiring looks. You should use PCBs or block the control cavity with mirrors." *facepalm*

    J: "But that's not how our guitars are built."

    J: "It weighs 13lbs".

    SM: "13lbs? Who would ever play a guitar that heavy?!" (as bass-players look on with bemusement)

    J: "It's not meant to be played, it's meant to be a display of what goes into our guitars"

    SM: "Here's jeff: 'I don't like the tone of plastic, I only like using wood' and now this. Another lie, just like how he said they'll never to headless, multiscale and fluence pickups."

    :lol:
     
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