Limited Edition Jason Becker Vader JBV6

Kiesel Limited Edition Jason Becker Vader JBV6To kick off Kiesel Guitars’ 1st Anniversary, as well as the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Kiesel/Carvin Guitars, we’ve taken two of our most acclaimed models, and put them together in one unique, limited edition guitar that’s sure to blow you away. In conjunction with longtime friend and virtuoso artist Jason Becker, we’ve combined the style of his Jason Becker Tribute JB24 “Numbers” Guitar with the design and construction of the wildly popular Vader V6 Headless Guitar. The result is the Limited Edition Jason Becker Vader JBV6, which combines the unique look and features of the JB24, with the lightweight, headless design of the Vader.

The JBV6 has the unique features of the JB24, including a swamp ash body, multi-colored Seymour Duncan pickups (including Jason’s signature “Perpetual Burn” pickup in the bridge) in an H-S-H configuration, multi-colored “Numbers” inlays on a maple fingerboard, multi-colored logo, and master volume with an orange knob. These features are combined with the construction of the Vader: maple neck-through design, chambered body, and aggressive body beveling. And, of course, the headless design that customers and the industry have raved about. Limited finishes are available; you can choose from Clear, White White, Black, Ferrari Red, Kiesel Racing Green, Kiesel Racing Orange, McLaren Yellow, Grabber Blue, or Hot Pink with the top coat in either Satin Matte or Clear Gloss.

The JBV6 is a Limited Edition model, and will only be available through January 31st, 2016. It’s sure to be an instant collectible, so order yours today! Comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Mark Kiesel & Jeff Kiesel.

Because of the Limited Edition nature of this guitar, there will be no returns/refunds. The JBV6 is made at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in San Diego, California, and is covered by Kiesel Guitars’ 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Like other Jason Becker models, a portion of the proceeds from these instruments go directly to Jason and his family to help with his special needs.

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New Kiesel Ultra V7 7-String Guitar

Kiesel Guitars Ultra V and Ultra V7The Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop is excited to respond to numerous customer requests by debuting the new Ultra V7 7-string guitar! The Ultra V, V220 and X220 Series have been among our most popular instruments since the 1980s, and we’re pleased to expand the lineup with this exciting new instrument. Standard features include an alder body with neck-through maple neck, ebony fingerboard with white dot inlays, 4 X 3 pointed headstock, and a tune-o-matic M-bridge with string through the body. A Hipshot™ fixed bridge or Floyd Rose tremolo can also be selected. Electronics consist of a pair of Kiesel Passive Lithium Series humbuckers with master volume, master tone and 3-way pickup selector. Like all Custom Shop instruments, you can order your Ultra V7 by choosing from dozens of options, including exotic woods, finishes and hardware.

But we haven’t stopped there! The 6-string Ultra V has been given a facelift, as well. It now has our 3 X 3 pointed headstock standard, and sports the Kiesel logo. Like the Ultra V7, the Ultra V is now equipped with Kiesel Passive Lithium Series humbuckers standard, and the Hipshot™ bridge is available as an option, along with a Floyd Rose tremolo. Both models now have the input jack located on the inside of the lower horn.

No matter what your playing style is, your level of experience, or your personal tastes, the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop can build you an Ultra V or Ultra V7 that will become your go-to guitar, and will serve you for many years to come. And with our 10-day, in home no risk trial period and 5 year warranty, you have nothing to lose. Head over to carvinguitars.com today, and design your new V guitar!

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New Kiesel Aries Series Multiscale Fanned-Fret Guitars

Kiesel Aries Series Multiscale Fanned-Fret GuitarsThe guitar revolution continues with the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop! We are very excited to debut the all-new Aries AM6 and Aries AM7 multiscale fanned-fret bolt-neck electric guitars. Multiscale guitars have been high on many players wish list for quite some time, and after extensive R & D by the Custom Shop, we’ve come up with an instrument that will satisfy the most discriminating musician.

The Aries Multiscale Series feature an aggressively beveled body, reminiscent of the popular SCB Series, providing modern looks with comfortable playing. Sculpted horns, inspired by the Vader Series headless guitars, further accentuate the styling of the guitars, while allowing easy access high on the 24-fret fingerboard. A redesigned sculpted neck heel contributes to the ease of playing high on the fingerboard, and the elimination of the neck plate in favor of ferrules adds to the sleek design of the instrument. Dual carbon-fiber rods, along with a 2-way fully adjustable truss rod make the neck remarkably stable, and the tung-oil neck finish makes for fast playing, regardless of your style.

Other features of the Aries Multiscale Series include a standard alder body, reversed pointed inline 6 & 7 string headstocks, offset dot inlays, a standard Hipshot bridge, direct-mount angled Kiesel Lithium humbuckers and our new optional center position Kiesel Lithium single coil pickup. Hundreds of Custom Shop options, including body and neck woods, top woods, fingerboard woods, fretwire, a weight-reducing chambered body option and much more allow you to design your new Aries exactly the way you want it. Like all Kiesel and Carvin Guitars, the Aries Series is proudly made in the USA at our southern California facility.

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New Kiesel Vader Series Headless Basses

New Kiesel Vader Series Headless BassesYou asked for it, you got it!

The new Kiesel Vader Series headless basses feature an aggressive, compact beveled body, which provide modern looks with comfortable playing. Generous forearm and belly cuts further add to the satisfying ergonomics of the bass. A sculpted lower cutaway further accentuates the styling of the instrument, while allowing easy access high on the 24-fret, 34″ scale fingerboard, and a 30″ short-scale option is offered on all three models. Our chambered body option further reduces the already light weight of the instrument. The standard body wood is alder, with an Eastern hard rock maple neck-through design. Dual modulus carbon-fiber rods, along with a 2-way fully adjustable truss rod make the neck remarkably stable, and allows you to adjust the action exactly the way you want it, regardless of your playing style.

Other features of the Vader Series basses include a standard Hipshot™ bridge with exclusive Kiesel locking nut/headpiece assembly, allowing the use of standard bass strings. Radiused-top RADHV humbuckers are standard, with passive electronics and a master volume, master tone and pickup blend controls. Radiused single coil pickups and active electronics are also available. Hundreds of Custom Shop options, including body and neck woods, top woods, fingerboard woods, fretwire, inlays and much more allow you to design your new Vader bass exactly the way you want it. Like all Kiesel and Carvin Guitars, the Vader Series is proudly made in the USA at our southern California facility.

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New Kiesel Aries Series Bolt-Neck Guitars

Kiesel Aries Series GuitarsKiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop are very excited to debut the all-new Aries A6 and Aries A7 bolt-neck electric guitars. These new guitars were designed from the ground up to be completely different from any other bolt-neck instrument the Custom Shop has produced, and are loaded with new features and options any guitarist can appreciate.

The Aries Series feature an aggressively beveled body, reminiscent of the popular SCB Series, providing modern looks with comfortable playing. Sculpted horns, inspired by the Vader Series headless guitars, further accentuate the styling of the guitars, while allowing easy access high on the 24-fret fingerboard. A redesigned sculpted neck heel contributes to the ease of playing high on the fingerboard, and the elimination of the neck plate in favor of ferrules adds to the sleek design of the instrument. Dual carbon-fiber rods, along with a 2-way fully adjustable truss rod make the neck remarkably stable, and the tung-oil neck finish makes for fast playing, regardless of your style.

Other features of the Aries Series include a standard alder body, a weight-reducing chambered body option, new pointed inline 6 & 7 string headstocks, a standard Hipshot bridge and optional tremolos, direct-mount Kiesel Lithium humbuckers and our new optional center position Kiesel Lithium single coil pickup. Hundreds of Custom Shop options, including body and neck woods, top woods, fingerboard woods, fretwire, inlays and much more allow you to design your new Aries exactly the way you want it. Like all Kiesel and Carvin Guitars, the Aries Series is proudly made in the USA at our southern California facility.

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Carvin Guitars Releases X220 Reissue Guitar; New X227 7-String Guitar

Carvin Guitars Kiesel Guitars X220 and X227The X220 is back by popular demand! Originally introduced in 1990 and produced through 1993, the X220 was the successor to the hugely popular V220 of the 1980s. The V220 was re-issued in 2007, and since then, the Custom Shop has received many, many requests to resurrect the X220 as well. Unlike it’s 1990s predecessor, the new Kiesel-badged X220 can be built with hundreds of options that weren’t offered during it’s initial run. Standard features include an alder body with neck-through maple neck, ebony fingerboard with white dot inlays, a Hipshot™ fixed bridge and a pair of Kiesel Passive Lithium Series humbuckers. Like all Custom Shop instruments, you can order your X220 by choosing from dozens of options, including exotic woods, finishes and hardware.

But we haven’t stopped there! The Custom Shop is excited to debut our first “pointy” 7-string guitar, the X227. Modeled on the X220, this 7-string model has the aggressive looks and superior sound demanded by today’s popular genre musicians. Like the X220, the X227 is equipped with Kiesel Passive Lithium Series humbuckers, a Hipshot™ bridge, and can be outfitted with a huge selection of Custom Shop options.

No matter what your playing style is, your level of experience, or your personal tastes, Kiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop can build you an X220 or X227 that will become your go-to guitar, and will serve you for many years to come. And with our 10-day, in home no risk trial period and 5 year warranty, you have nothing to lose. Head over to carvinguitars.com today, and design your new X guitar!

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New Roy Vogt Signature RV69K Vanquish Series Bass

Kiesel Guitars / Carvin Guitars Roy Vogt RV69K Vanquish BassKiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop is excited to team up with noted bassist Roy Vogt to offer the Roy Vogt RV69K 6-string signature bass, part of the Vanquish Series bolt-neck basses. Roy has been playing Custom Shop basses for a number of years, and has worked with an amazing list of artists, including Larry Coryell, Victor Wooten, Tom Scott and the LA Express, Chester Thompson, Glenn Campbell, BJ Thomas, Chet Atkins, Englebert Humperdink, Dickey Betts, Charlie Daniels, Jerry Reed and many others, and we are excited to work with him on the development of his new signature instrument.

Like all Custom Shop guitars and basses, the RV69K is made in the USA, and is loaded with features generally only found in high-end instruments. Standard features include an alder body, 4A flamed maple top with matching headstock, 5-piece maple/walnut neck with tung-oil finish, and dual SCP split-coil pickups. New 18V active/passive electronics include a master volume/push-pull active switch, pickup blend, stacked concentric bass/treble, and stacked concentric mid with sweep. The new pickup blend circuitry eliminates volume drop-off when the pickups are blended for more consistent sound when playing.

The Roy Vogt Signature RV69K is our first bass to carry the Kiesel badge. It's a boutique instrument, however, because we sell direct to you, you don’t have to pay a boutique price for your new Custom Shop bass. With hundreds of options available, you can build your V69K exactly the way you want it, and be the proud owner of an instrument that will last you a lifetime.

Check it out right here, and be sure to visit Roy at royvogt.com.

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Kiesel Passive Lithium Series Humbucker Pickups

Kiesel Passive Lithium Series Humbucker PickupsKiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop is now offering our new Kiesel Passive Lithium Series humbuckers as replacement parts. These are the same pickups that have been used in some of our popular new models, such as the DC800 and Vader. Bridge and neck models are available, in 6, 7 and 8 string configurations.

Lithium Series humbucker pickups were made for the demanding modern music where clarity, focus and articulation is needed. From standard to drop tuning, this series offers great versatility and has an excellent balance between power and clarity. Patented six point star headed (also known as Torx) adjustable pole pieces give the proper amount of mass to add the needed focus and get amazing attack. The expensive Alnico V magnets produce a rich, powerful sound with warmth that is not available from less expensive ceramic magnets. The Kiesel pickups were designed in house and are proudly made in our Southern California Custom Shop. These feature one coil loaded with adjustable pole pieces and the other coil loaded with non-adjustable slugs. Lithium Series pickups feature industry standard sizing so these are direct replacements for brands such as Duncan, Dimarzio, Bare Knuckle, and Lundgren.

The standard color is black, but white coils, cream coils and zebra coils (white/black or cream/black) arealso available. The 6-string versions can also be ordered with black or cream mounting bezels.

For a limited time, we're offering these new pickups as a free upgrade on any humbucker-equipped Custom Shop guitar that has our 22-pole pickups standard. California Carved Tops, DC neck-through models, 7-sring models – order now, and we'll install a set of our new Lithium pickups…FREE! This is a limited-time free upgrade, so get your order in soon so you don't miss out.

Check out our Kiesel Guitars Facebook and Kiesel Guitars Instagram to see some amazing examples of the custom guitars and basses we've been building. From the understated to the completely over-the-top, the skilled craftsmen of Carvin Guitars can build your ultimate guitar or bass, no matter what your playing style or personal style is.

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Carvin Guitars Now Selling World Wide!

Carvin Guitars Now Selling World WideKiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop are excited to announce that we are now offering our full lineup of USA-made guitars, basses and accessories direct to customers world wide! Musicians globally can now build and order new Custom Shop instruments on carvinguitars.com, just like our US and Canada customers have done for years. And the best part is that international customers get the same low factory-direct pricing the US and Canadian customers have enjoyed for years.

International customers will be responsible for any applicable local VAT, duty or other taxes, and customers in China, Korea, Thailand and Japan will go through local dealers (see the dealer list in those countries here).

Everyone at Carvin Guitars is very excited to bring our world-class instruments to musicians around the globe. Find out for yourself what players in the USA have known for almost 70 years: Kiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop makes the absolute best guitars and basses available on the planet. Design your new instrument, and let Carvin Guitars build you your Custom Shop masterpiece today!

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New McLaren Yellow Custom Shop Finish

Carvin Guitars McLaren Yellow FinishThe Custom Shop is excited to announce a new standard solid finish, McLaren Yellow! For a number of years, players have asked us for an opaque yellow similar to what was offered in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and after testing an assortment of different yellows, we think this is the one that looks the best. It’s a bright yellow, similar to what is used on the exotic sports car it's named after.

This is a standard no-charge finish, available on any plain-top Custom Shop guitar or bass, such as the CT3M carved-top guitar and PB4 classic bass shown. Looks especially good with black hardware, and an optional Black Gloss Back finish will really carry over the sports car theme.

The Carvin Guitars Custom Shop offers dozens of finish choices, including standard solid colors, optional translucent and pearl stains along with metallic solid colors, and our exclusive deep finishes which are used on our premium flamed and quilted maple top woods. Whether you prefer traditional finishes like Jet Black, Classic White or Vintage Cream, or lean towards something more exotic like Deep Dragonburst, Deep Lava or Deep Nightburst, the Custom Shop has you covered. You can also choose high-gloss clear or matte satin clear topcoats to achieve the look you want.

In addition, the Custom Shop can also work with you on special one-off finishes – check out our Kiesel Guitars Facebook and Kiesel Guitars Instagram to see some amazing examples of the custom finish work we've done. From the understated to the completely over-the-top, the skilled artists of Carvin Guitars can build your ultimate guitar or bass.

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