The Carvin / Kiesel thread

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by soliloquy, May 22, 2011.

  1. Strtsmthng

    Strtsmthng SS.org Regular

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    Wow that is one gorgeous fiddle, congrats!!
     
  2. Dumple Stilzkin

    Dumple Stilzkin Don’t be afraid to fart when you pee.

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    Looks really nice. Good choices on the specs!
     
  3. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Dayum! That’s literally the best finish I’ve seen on a kiesel!
     
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    The headstock looks incredible. Like looking from a beach into the ocean coming in.
     
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    Spot on!
     
  6. Strtsmthng

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    More pics or a NGD please :)
     
  7. Avedas

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    Still getting set up at my new place. Hopefully I'll have some time to take pics this weekend.

    In the meantime, they posted my Aries on the FB page:
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    I got a shipping notification this morning so it should be here next week!
     
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    Nice! If the neck-through Aries were available when I ordered mine, I would have gotten that instead.
     
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    Hey what's up guys I just got my Kiesel Vader VM7 the other day and thought maybe ya'll would like to see it :)

    Black Limba Neck and Body with 2 Maple Stripes.
    Deep Dragonburst Quilted Maple Top
    Roasted Flamed Maple Fretboard
    Black Hardware with Abalone Inlays
    Abalone Dot Inlays with K Logo on 12th Fret
    Thorium Bridge and Lithium Neck Pickups

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    This thing is hands down the best guitar I've ever played in my life! It's my first 7-string and first multiscale and I am absolutely in love with it. That's my old Carvin DC200 that my dad got me used for my 16th birthday. It's the only other electric guitar I have and I've been playing it for 16 years and have been wanting/needing a new guitar for a while now. So glad to finally have my dream guitar and have been playing a lot more ever since I got it. I'm just now realizing that this thread is under the standard guitars sub-forum and not a seven string thread but maybe having that shot of the 6-string Carvin at the end there makes it ok ;)
     
  10. Jeff

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    Good lookin fiddle
     
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    With a name like fractalsauce I almost thought it was Chris. :lol:
     
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  13. Jeff

    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    Chris who? :)
     
  14. maliciousteve

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    Just bought myself a DC747. Great guitar and so happy to have a Carvin again. It's incredibly comfortable
     

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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Beautiful top and color! I see so many really nice Carvin DC7s put up for sale for such good prices.
     
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    Oof...they aren't wrong. I wonder if this is hinting at a new (fuckin' finally) website...

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    Seabeast2000 Tropospheric Holocenian Contributor

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    Cryptic. I don't get the reference.
     
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    Their website is terribly-out dated, incomplete, and it's actually possible to pay too much unless you're a spec-expert. They are saying that it's a weakness.
     
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    lurè Fake Shredder

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    Hopefully a new online builder too.

    The one they have now covers like 30% of what they're offering.
     
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    Even without a virtual builder, and even without tinkering with the actual order-placement builder, there's still stupid little things they could do to make it so much more user-friendly as a resource, with very little investment.

    On the "Guitars" and "Bass" pages, just have categories. Put a simple menu at the top, with different categories, and their options:

    6 Strings
    7 Strings
    8 Strings
    12 Strings

    Models with headstocks
    Headless models

    Bolt-On neck construction
    Neck-Through neck construction
    Set Neck neck construction
    Set-Through neck construction

    24.75" scale length
    25" scale length
    25.5" scale length
    26.5" scale length
    27" scale length
    Multiscale


    etc etc.

    Right now, you've just got one monolithic page with every model listed, with no clear organization.

    Then, maybe once per month, they could roll-out a single page that just showcases and explains a specific option category. Like start with one page with all of their headstock shape options, and their names/codes. Then a month later, roll out a singe page with all of their headstock logo colors/materials. Then a page talking about the fretboard radius options, etc etc. Every so often, you'll have one that requires a little bit more of a deeper dive, like neck finishes. Then one that goes over the standard "back and sides" finish options, etc etc.
     
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