Halloweennis rarely anything more than black and/or orange things. You want Black Friday. (If they do one this year)I was hoping for a Candy sale as in previous years, but I guess with the new builder they don't need that business.
I would have gone all in on a Crescent either Pink or Purple candy over master grade quilt
I don’t think I’d buy one, but this a great idea and looks good so far.Looks like they are coming out with a version of their Solo that's more "tele"-like, with a pickguard, control plate, ashtray bridge, and "tele" pickups.
Spotted in a video one of their artists posted to their YouTube channel where they toured the factory.
A few years ago they teased this Wilkinson bridge as a possible option for their Solo model, but it was never really "officially" available. It's got 3 saddles, but each one has a pivot point in the middle so you can adjust the angle.
In the video, Jeff mentioned that the pickups in one of the two they showed were SD Antiquity pickups. Kiesel doesn't make their own covered single coils, nor do they make a pickup with the 3 screws for an ashtray bridge.
The working name is the RS, or "Retro Solo", but it'll have the Solo's normal forearm contour, sloped plate-less neck joint, belly cut, and that pivoting-saddle bridge. Seeing how far out that pickguard extends on the bass side, I suspect it won't be available with the Solo's "SCB-like" optional body bevel, which is a bummer, IMO.
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There's already too many companies making Tele copies.
I really don't understand this move from a business perspective - it doesn't fit their aesthetic, it introduces new parts to stock, and it likely means more low-cost builds when they're already running at capacity.
But if they're already at production capacity (or over, if their build times keep increasing). They're already printing money. Selling cheaper models that require new parts to be stocked would only cost them money vs selling their existing models. For example, any $1300 Tele they make is taking the place of a $2000 Crescent/Aries/Vader at this point.Because Teles sell like crazy. Same reason Aristides did it.
This is a genius move. They're going to literally print money with these things.
But if they're already at production capacity (or over, if their build times keep increasing). They're already printing money. Selling cheaper models that require new parts to be stocked would only cost them money vs selling their existing models. For example, any $1300 Tele they make is taking the place of a $2000 Crescent/Aries/Vader at this point.
I'm curious if this means they're looking to expand into a bigger or second facility.