[NGD] Kiesel Zeus, one of the ugliest guitars ever!

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  1. aciek_l

    aciek_l SS.org Regular

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    Hi,

    Some time ago I thought, that it would be nice to have headless guitar again. Just for the HUGE convenience of grabiing it quickly at home, or take when going visit parents on holidays. ;)

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    Oh, these were just pictures of my floor. Guitar pics are below.

    I decided to trust Kiesel one more time. One of decisive factors was the price, being honest. Even with taxes and customs fees (I live in Poland) the price is relatively low for simple spec.
    I'm also fanatic of oil finish and natural wood. So I went with black limba tung oil finished body.

    I exchanged some e-mails with Keith and paid the deposit.

    Guitar arrived after 8 weeks! :) (probalby due to natural finish and skipping the painting process)

    I was a bit afraid, to be honest. There's still some horror stories, etc. I thought that at least I will have "just a headless guitar". Boiiiii, how wrong I was... Guitar is just perfect. Really. Whole finish, sanding, how the neck fits the pocket, pickups routes, fretwork... Absolutely no issues!

    Before receiving mine, I've seen Zeus only on pictures. It's sooo much nicer live! I like the shape a lot and fact, that it's not that modern. I had Vader some time ago and Zeus have "more guitar in a guitar". ;) Feels much more solid in hands. It's a bit heavier (3kg), and maybe thicker.

    I was really surprised by the sound! IMO it's much fuller and warmer than Zeus, even though being equipped with the same pickups (Lithium). I believe there's a lot of potential in this wood and maybe I'll try some more dynamic and lower output pickups. Anyways, there's still a lot of attack, but it's also much easier to dial fat lead tone, nice crunch, or warm cleans.

    I couldn't be more happy with this guitar! Expactations were high, but the guitar is much more than I thought it would be. :) (and I'm already thinking about selling my Warwick Corvette Bubinga and Ibanez RGA121 in order to fund Zeus Bass...)


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  2. lurè

    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    Pics not working for me.

    Congrats for the guitar, I'm waiting for a kiesel too!
     
  3. Señor Voorhees

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    Hit reply, the pics show up in the reply window. Lame workaround, but it works.

    Guitar looks nice. I hope I'm able to get a kiesel headless at some point again. Great guitars.
     
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    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    Looks fantastic!! Love the grain on that limba.
     
  5. narad

    narad Owned a Zune

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    Gotta admit, that's pretty nice. I guess they built this super nice looking one sometime when Jeff wasn't looking, too preoccupied building a guitar with a resin koi pond pool in it.
     
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  6. lurè

    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    the black limba looks dope in natural finish
     
  7. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Love it. Can't go wrong with black limba!
     
  9. gunch

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    Looks really dope man, congrats on a non-turd Kiesel!
     
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    That looks phenomenal! Great pictures too! Would look a double cut in the same spec. I still think the Vader is the best looking headless shape. It looks so organic, yet futuristic. So interesting, yet familiar.
     
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    Looks cool, congrats!
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    HNGD! Probably my favorite of the newer Kiesel headless shapes.

    Not to detail but I'll guarantee you I've got an uglier NGD incoming. :lol:
     
  13. Empryrean

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    Aw hell that's gorgeous! Congrats!
     
  14. KnightBrolaire

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    gotttdamn that is some killer black limba. I love the wood choices.
     
  15. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That is drop dead gorgeous!

    Congrats!
     
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    Why I can never see pics? How I fix this for better SSO experience
     
  17. spudmunkey

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    The issue is where the pics are hosted. Imgur, for a reason I'm not aware of, blocks their images when embedded here. Most other sites that allow embedding seem to work fine, except for Photobucket which puts a HUGE watermark on everything. Photobucket's website and app are steaming/flaming piles of hot garbage cancer, anyway.
     
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  18. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

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    I hit "Reply" and I still can't see any pictures.:(


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