My Kiesel/Carvin "Scarlet" NGD. Everything in and many pics.

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  1. Jujex

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    That fretboard is like Mist... What is that? Looks amazing. It's not Ebony gone wrong is it!?:scratch:
     
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    Reminds me of PRS private stock in terms of overall aesthetic. Pretty beautiful fiddle man congrats.
     
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    kamello DESU METARU!

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    I need this in my life with a blue theme
     
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    Front like "whaaa"

    Back like "woaaaa"

    Binding like "daaaaaayyyum"
     
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    That looks really cool. For some reason, the photos look like they've had filters applied, but the backgrounds look normal. The reds must be really messing with your camera's sensor!

    It's a shame they couldn't have continued the binding effect on the headstock as well… it's really missing that final piece to tie it all together.
     
  6. mbardu

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    It's my third experience with that bridge but the first time i abuse it as much and it's incredible. Better than ofr, and seemingly better than gotoh, and better than an edge. Well the edge or lo pro is easier to adjust and change strings, but i feel more at home on a 'traditional ' floyd shape.
    The feel is SUPER smooth and it stays in tune better than anything I've tried before. Seriously. I'm surprised not being able to bring it out of tune at all.

    PLUS im now suspecting that the graphite saddles are the reason for the smoother sound that i prefer over my vader.
     
  7. mbardu

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    You mean how much I'd sell it for ?
    I think im holding on to it for now, thanks :lol:
     
  8. mbardu

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    Its birdseye maple with a double-black stain and treatment.
     
  9. Jujex

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    I'll remember that!
     
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    What kind of knobs are installed and how do you have them set up? I'm not ashamed to say that I'm seriously thinking about copying your midi setup :)
     
  11. mbardu

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    For magnetic pickups, it's very simple. 5-way switch and single volume. That's it!

    The two stacked controls are linear knobs for:
    *Volume for piezo and 13-pin on one
    *EQ for the piezo on the other one

    Finally the mini switch is an up/down toggle for the midi patches.
    SUPER convenient for midi!

    The tracking is amazing by the way. Best I've had.
     
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    Thank you for explaining sir!
     
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    I hate binding, but this one is ace.
    Have a belated NGD!
     
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    WTF? Absurd awesome. HNGD, love the colorscheme.!
     
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    HNGD Man! Awesome looking guitar and it has it all too... Play it in happy and healthy days! What brand are the tuning pegs, are they Carvin or something else?
     
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    metalstrike Thrash!

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    Crazy awesome looking! HNGD!
     
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    That is gorgeous, I think this is definitely making the decision of what my next guitar will be much easier!

    Which color finish is this?
     
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    Those red buttons are a nice touch. Killer guitar
     
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    Michael_Ten blergh yas

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    :yum: pretty guitar is pretty
     
  20. mbardu

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    The tuners are the 'new' (since 2013 or so) Carvin/Kiesel tuners.
    They are excellent, with a super fine tuning ratio.

    This is a red denim.
    Red Stain sanded down to give a faded look.
    The sides' binding is the plain un-sanded red.

    Since this guitar throws my camera's white balance off, I took a comparison picture with my deep red bolt and pink c66.

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