Kiesel is making multiscale/8 string tele style guitars now.

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    I figured this was the best spot to post this. I think it's cool to see another larger company besides ormsby/michael kelly make 8 string teles.

    kiesel is making a multiscale tele style model now. they have a live video up right now showing some versions they've made already.
    they also already have the stuff loaded onto the website.
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    straight scale 6,7,8 start at 949/999/1049 USD respectively
    the multiscale 6,7 and 8 start at 1199/1250/1299 USD respectively
     
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    It bothers me that the 6 is 22 frets, but the 7 and 8 are 24. They've famously refused to offer the Bolt series with 24 frets for the last 30 years; so hopefully this and the Greg Howe 24 fret-bolt strat can be steps in that direction.
     
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    Pretty cool. Not to trash tele's but thats quite a few manufacturers now making seven (or more) string teles, and still no seven string strats.

    Also kinda wish they would have done 22 fret versions for 7/8, as that is another thing that I don't really ever see - 22 fret 7's or 8's. Its always 24 frets, dual-humbucker. This is kind of 'more of the same' in that regard. Nice to have options though!
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    Jericho makes a 22 fret fusion 8 (basically a tele shape)
     
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    Ah, so they do! Looks pretty cool.
     
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    Kiesel just added these to their site today. Bolt on tele shape in 6, 7 and 8 string.

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    Aesthetically unpleasant like every Kiesel to date
     
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    After telling me repeatedly that they would never ever do one.

    Cool

    Getting ready to be done with this company
     
  9. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    meh none of the one's they've built are to my tastes either but I appreciate that they at least offer an 8 string tele now. An all limba body/neck with a nice tiger's eye quilt would look killer imo :shred:
     
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    I'm convinced the only people who would want a 8 string tele have never played a tele....

    They are a neck diving SOB, and adding strings and scale to that make it worse.
     
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    I like that it has the Tele control layout. (Easily could add a pickguard and a control plate to get more of a Tele vibe). Boo to 24 frets and those headstocks, but the body proportions look better to me than the Charvel Model 2-7, at least at first glance.

    But not great that the showroom/model guitar has a knot front and center. Not encouraging me to place an order.
     
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    Why don't they focus on their customer service before releasing new models every month ayyyyyy
     
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    Surprised they didn't do their usual tacky piece by piece reveal with multiple finishes. Overall looks pretty good.
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    i've played teles and they don't neck dive much for me (usually because I play classical style). I can see how they would neck dive a lot more if you play the more traditional electric style. I'll probably pick up an 8 string version eventually just for fun
     
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    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    I've never seen a tele neck dive :lol:

    Also, after that ....show of a thread people are still gonna eat this up.

    Buy a Stef Carpenter LTD, refinish it.
     
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    they need a pickguard, they look off without
     
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    I think it's cool that they're offering 7/8/multiscale Tele style models, but it's also another classic example of "we'll never do "X" because of "Y" reason, so stop asking because it's impossible" then turning right around and doing X thing :noway:

    Can't balance an 8 string or extended scale Tele my ass :wallbash:

    I would have held off on getting my DC7X if I would have known there would be a multiscale 7 string Tele available in the future. Hell, I probably would have waited and ordered the DC7M if they hadn't been so adamant about not doing multiscale instruments before. I don't play 7 strings enough to justify the cost of an SM7 and I love my DC7X too much to sell/replace it, so for the time being, I'll have to hold off on an otherwise awesome model :(

    Jeff/Kiesel as a whole really need to stop pulling that crap; it makes it hard to be fully excited about new models when I feel like I've missed out on something I would have liked because I spent all my money on the next best thing that was available/already announced at the time of my initial order.
     
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    Yeah, you have to assume at this point that they will do it, and are just lying temporarily to boost sales. They told me the same thing about the contour trems on models beyond the Vader - that they would never be doing it. But I'd bet a nickel they are already programming/prototyping it.
     
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    I'm waiting for them to make an explorer or jazzmaster shape. at the rate they're coming up with new models it should only be a year or two lol
     
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    Meh, All I can say to that.

    I just wish they hadn't discontinued the CL450. It was a beautiful Nylon guitar. I gotta say that the newer models are awful looking(Vanquish guitar design mainly). Still love my Aries 7 though.
     

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