The Carvin / Kiesel thread

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

  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Stage IV GAS

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    if they had just made this more of a star shape (and less of a halfassed middle ground between a star and an explorer ) I would have been down to buy one.
    But nope, this is basically an Epiphone beast/ Gibson Shark with a kiesel headstock.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I figured. As a general rule I try not to watch the videos. :lol:
     
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    So pretty much guaranteed he'll take it to the bandsaw and chop off the head within the month.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Reminds me more of a Washburn A5.
     
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    Yeah you don't miss a lot :lol: . Although this time around I gotta say the guitar does look quite a bit better in the live video than in the pictures. I'm saying "better", not sure I'll say "good" anytime soon. But not as bad at least.
     
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    I think it looks just fine.
     
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    Seabeast2000 Tropospheric Holocenian Contributor

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    A5 >
     
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    well-then-you-are-lost (2).jpg
     
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  10. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Yikes... that thing is pretty ugly, but hey, I'm always happy to see new models even if it's not my thing.
     
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    dblpost...
     
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    In the facebook post comments:
    "It doesn't look anything like an Explorer"
    "How dare kiesel copy an Explorer!"


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    Wasn't the reason for the shorter shapes like this and the Ultra V simply that the shapes wouldn't be able to completely able to fit on their CNC tables if they were to standard/original size explorers and Vs.
     
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    I have a vaugue recollection about something like that, but they also have different CNC machines than they did years ago.
     
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    Did a tiny rough mock-up to see what it would look like if the two sides of the body's "waist" were aligned, and it soddenly looks more like a Charvel Star...but would look less like it if it had the "bevel delete" option to get rid of that scoop in the back.

    upload_2020-10-19_16-15-45.png
     
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    I want to like this, because that quilted maple is GLORIOUS. But the back end is just caught between horns and no horns. It makes them look vestigial, and is doing some uncanny valley thing to the design.

    Anyone know if that's the bevel we can delete? I might get one if we can delete that back bevel.

    EDIT: Ah, nards. I was hoping for a 7 string Floyd.
     
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    Yes, there is a "bevel delete" option that gets rid of that scoop on the back edge, and the upper fret access scoop, so you don't see any "sides" of the top or body straight on from the front.
     
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    Clearer view of the Purple lavender one:
    upload_2020-10-19_17-54-33.png


    My shitty photoshop of it with the optional "bevel delete" option:
    upload_2020-10-19_17-53-10.png
     
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    thats probably the way I’d go. It’s not as sexy as a Kelly, but I think I’d dig it more than the beveled option. These have decently high starting prices, so it’ll be interesting to see if a nice one can be put together on the lower end of the spectrum.
     
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