Wonder if Jeff Kiesel was inspired by anything for this NAMM showcase guitar...

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  1. MegaTones

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    Looks.... Oddly familiar :lol:
     
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    Eh, the model has been in development for months, and they've built other ones similar. Not too surprised.
     
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    Does it look like another luthier's build? I don't recognize it from anything else.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I'm honestly not sure what other guitar you are talking about. It's a pretty standard looking burled maple guitar. Can we seriously chill out on the whole "hate on Kiesel" circle jerk? It seriously just gets annoying at this point.
     
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    Looks like a Kiesel to me.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    I’m guessing the cedar body Abasi?
     
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    That'd what I was assuming they were yakking about.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    I mean if anything I’d say that Frank and Tosin were inspired by Jeff’s style when building that guitar. At least that was my initial thought upon first seeing it.
     
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    Jeff Kiesel isn't inspired by bevels, bevels are inspired by Jeff Kiesel.

    Maybe I haven't looked at all the Abasi stuff yet but do they have double cutaways?? Either way its a pretty standard shape and Kiesel has been lord of the bevels for a long time.

    Some of their guitars are actually quite nice, I personally wont go to them just because of the horror stories I've heard I don't want to risk it, if something went wrong I would feel so stupid, but it's not he's a Nihilist or something.
     
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    Shitpost
     
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    Whoa another kiesel ha..

    Not even worth finishing.
     
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    Not to sound guitaracist, but that's what every so-called "modern" custom/semi-custom looks like to me now.
     
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    omg guys, he even copied the white one:

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    Guys, I was talking about the fact it has literally the exact same color scheme, an attempt at the staggered offset dots, etc.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/kZhK33WiVuE/maxresdefault.jpg

    Dude straight up ripped it off

    haha good one.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I really hope you are just being sarcastic for all of our sanity...
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    I think you're reaching a bit. Kiesel has been making various Vader and Aries models that look like this for a few years now (with burl top, natural back and bevel reveal).
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    stop it you're making me irrationally cross
     
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    I can't look at a beveled kiesel without feeling like he ripped off some knaggs guitars and presented it in the cheapest way possible. I used to drool over some of the nicely complemented woods/finishes on knaggs bevels but seeing all these kiesels with very simple bevels leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Felt the same way about seeing some of the ibanez models that soon followed.
     
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    You seem to skip over the most important concern and question!

    Who cares?
     
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