The Carvin / Kiesel thread

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

  1. RevelGTR

    RevelGTR PRS, Fender, Warmoth

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    Thanks man! I think I’m leaning towards the blue as well, it really goes nice with the gold logo and roasted board.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Someone on here got a Vanquish in a similar aesthetic (same blue with a figured board) and it looked absolutely killer.

    The gold logo definitely looks the best with the blue, IMHO.
     
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  3. spudmunkey

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    Definitely. If I were to go with the Tropic, I'd go with a silver logo.
     
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    Left is very nice. Do consider blue mist as well while you're at it.
    Your build ideas remind me a bit of a Vader of mine, and I'll always recommend Blue Mist for that type of hues - it just looks killer in person.

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  5. RevelGTR

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  6. RevelGTR

    RevelGTR PRS, Fender, Warmoth

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    That’s an amazing color! Looks great on that Vader. The only thing that kept me with the light blue was really going for that Suhr/AZ aesthetic, kind of like an ultra ultra modern take on a 50’s Fender look.
     
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    Great choices. Particularly like the Walnut neck and Berryliums.
    That's exactly the type of build one should get from Kiesel imho.

    Only thing I would have done differently would be the gold, but that's personal preference.
    If that's your take, why not gold pickup pole pieces and frets too :) ?
     
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  8. spudmunkey

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    It's possible the Ultra V may now be available in 25.5" scale. I wonder if this is a part of a Ultra V refresh for the line with that multiscale 7 they teased, possibly a return of the 7-string straight scale, and an addition of the 25.5" scale option? Maybe with a multiscale 6? And supposedly they are building a reverse of the Multiscale 7 for someone...
     
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  9. RevelGTR

    RevelGTR PRS, Fender, Warmoth

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    Totally fair! I went with the drop shadow gold because I love the gold decal logo look on my Suhr Tele. I thought it was a classy touch without going full gold bling, but those extra gold accents definitely could’ve worked too.
     
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    Lol the new model descriptions on the website sound like they were written by a 15 year old or something: The ZEUS was the first bolt-on headless Kiesel guitar that displayed a distinctive top bevel. Thought to be one of the most comfortable contours, the compact size complements to create a modest body and excellent playability.
     
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    Do they charge sales tax for out of state orders? I assume they would but their phrasing on the faq page makes me think they might not.
     
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    Nope, pretty cool lol.
     
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    So what you are saying is that you prefer reporting the purchase in your income tax returns, instead? ;)
     
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    Looks like I figured out a way to build the one I want, similar to the RGD I posted earlier aesthetic wise.... Any tips on how to share the pictures? Can't seem to get it to save to my computer
     
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    If you're on windows, use the "Snip" tool and save it from there. Or you can screenshot it, paste it into Paint, where you can crop it and save it as a .jpg.
     
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    Thanks Spud
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    I dig the looks. Also thought about going black limba instead of walnut; also like this look but think I like the walnut more:
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    Those both look good with that finish combo. For that look, the only thing I'd change if it were for me, is maybe going with the offset dot inlays (or staggered offset dots), but that's just a personal preference. Everybody raves about the tung oiled walnut necks, but I haven't had a chance to try one.
     
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  18. Jeffrey Bain

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    Totally fucked off on completing the build haha... It will either have offset dots OR a blank board. Been trying to rely on side dots only and it's been going pretty well
     
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    Nice! I tried a "12th fret only" inlay on one I got from them in 2016, and it just wasn't enough for me. So for my 2020, I went with the offset, to still have all of the inlays, but them also gives me the largest contiguous area of uninterrupted (aside from the frets) wood.
     
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    I dig your theory here, if I HAVE to have the markers to ensure I don't play like rubbish, a good chunk of blank board would certainly help ease the pain
     
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