New Kiesel Models 2017

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  1. dmlinger

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    Searched and couldn't find anyone talking about this yet. Jeff is doing the same "one square" reveal as he did with the Vader. Not much to look at so far...looks to be a 6 and 7 string version so far. The 6 version is part of the reveal below...

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  2. jephjacques

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    Another reveal. Looks like the lower horn on the Vanquish bass.

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  4. cardinal

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    I won't let myself get excited. Pretty sure that whatever it is will be almost cool looking but somehow not quite there, like all the Carvin shapes IMHO.
     
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    Intrigued to see where he goes with this one. I really wanted a K-series, but couldn't afford one, so I settled for an AM7 (which I love). I'd love to see a cross between the K-series and the DCM7 in terms of body shape goes.
     
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    I'm sure it'll be as polarizing as ever.
    Kinda lame/silly they're doing the same "reveal one piece of the puzzle per day" thing as they did with the vader :rolleyes: either just unveil it at NAMM or just do the whole thing at once.
     
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    Agreed. I love Carvin/Kiesel, and I think their quality is really good, but the shapes are never as cool as other brands. If they had something like Skervesen, XEN, Strindberg, Padalka, or any of the smaller shops I'd be ordering one a month.
     
  9. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Stupidest marketing gimmick ever...

    Guessing the discontinued 300 series with optional bevels as a new model so Jeff doesn't have to put Carvin logos on them anymore.
     
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    I agree.

    I would have been excited if ESP was bringing original series guitars for NA market or Jackson revealing something like Marty Friedman Kelly signature and did something like this for a day or two to build some hype right before NAMM, but.. Carvin's shapes are somewhat lackluster to me. Tried to like them for years but "meh.." is the only feeling I get...

    I hope Carvin fans like new models.

    :lol:
     
  11. xwmucradiox

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    Those strings look big. Maybe they're finally doing real baritones?

    Edit: Prob not. Just compared this image to earlier images they've done like this in Photoshop and the scale length is probably the same as the rest of their standard instruments.
     
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    The way the bottom horn almost sweeps away kinda reminds me of a Vik. Based on past design influences they've used, it wouldn't be shocking to see a take on that.
     
  14. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    Dumb inlay as well.

    I can deal with ESP's 12th fret inlay, or Schecter's gaudy-ass crosses... But the off-center K just ....ing bugs me.
     
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    I definitely appreciate Kiesel's bang-for-your buck, but I also feel like a lot of their designs are slightly "off" which has kept me from ordering one. Cautiously optimistic for this model.

    Wouldn't mind seeing a single cut bolt neck.
     
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    It will be almost cool. He'll screw the shape up, no doubt.
     
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    That K is a little uhhhh... Ugly for sure.
     
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    I hate how they're trying to drag this crap out. Just show me the ....ing guitar already
     
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    Looks kinda like a Vanquish guitar. And as far back as the body is, and as far out as the lower horn seems, I'm wondering if it's a baritone guitar / short scale bass. Jeff did say it's something new for them, and there's not a lot of other ground they don't currently cover. A fully optionable 30" 6 string would be pretty cool.
     
  20. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah I didn't think it would be possible to surpass the "signature" sperm inlays, but the offset K does it.

    I can't even say I'm hating on the brand, as I'm probably going to order a non-beveled Aries later this year, but damn can they screw up some guitars :lol:

    I'm also surprised how many people seem excited over this maybe being a Vanquish guitar as IMHO that design is just freaking hideous :2c:
     

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