Kiesel Guitars Supports the Jason Becker Special Needs Trust

Did you know that a portion of the proceeds from every Kiesel/Carvin Jason Becker Tribute instrument goes to the Jason Becker Special Needs Trust? This trust was established to help Jason with his significant medical and living expenses, and Kiesel Guitars is proud to do our part to help this amazing artist and our good friend. To continue to support Jason, during the entire month of July, Kiesel Guitars will donate an additional $100 of every Jason Becker Tribute instrument sold to the Trust.

Kiesel Carvin Jason Becker Tribute Guitars

In addition, you can now get a Kiesel logo on any Jason Becker guitar, including a multicolored logo on the JB24. We’ve also added solid colors to the JB24, including Jet Black, White White, Grabber Blue, Kiesel Racing Green, McLaren Yellow, Ferrari Red and our new Hot Pink.

If you’ve been thinking about a new Kiesel/Carvin Jason Becker guitar, now is the time to order, and on behalf of Jason and everyone at Kiesel Guitars, thanks very much for your continued support!

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Kiesel Multiscale Guitars

Multiscale fanned-fret instruments have been around for quite some time, and the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop performed extensive R & D in creating our multiscale guitars. The advantage of a multiscale fanned-fret instrument over a traditional instrument is that the lower baritone strings have a greater string tension thanks to the longer scale length found on that side of the fretboard, while allowing faster playing on the treble side, which has a more traditional scale. However, because of the different gauges of strings used in conjunction with the varying scale length, the lower strings will produce more defined sounds, and the entire instrument will produce more consistent tone. Kiesel Guitars offers a variety of multiscale fanned-fret guitars, in six-string, seven-string and eight-string neck-through, bolt-on neck and headless configurations. Standard passive Kiesel Lithium pickups, Hipshot™ solo saddles, and a huge assortment of body & neck woods, fingerboard woods, inlays, fretwire and other USA Custom Shop options allow you to create the instrument you want, versus the one the retailer has on the shelf, and thanks to our factory-direct pricing, you’ll pay less. Check out all of Kiesel Guitars’ multiscale instruments, and let us build your next masterpiece.

Kiesel Multiscale Fanned Fret Guitars

Aries Series multiscale guitars are bolt-on neck instruments, with a standard alder body and maple neck. The neck heel is sculpted for easy playing high on the fingerboard, and the neck is attached to the body with 4 bolts in ferrules versus a metal neck plate to reduce weight and further improve playability. Loaded with passive Kiesel Lithium humbuckers, the Aries multiscale guitars are available in 6, 7 and 8 string versions, as well as non-multiscale variants.

Vader Series headless multiscale guitars are ultra-compact, lightweight, and aggressively designed. At only about 31″ long, Vader guitars are ideal are travel guitars or for use on crowded stages or in crowded studios. Despite their small size, each neck-through Vader multiscale has a full-sized fingerboard, with similar dimensions are our other multiscale instruments. Like the Aries, Vader multiscale guitars are available in 6, 7 and 8 string versions, as well as non-multiscale versions, as well as standard and short-scale bass models.

The DCM Series are our newest multiscale instruments, and are based on the long-running DC guitars. These neck-through instruments have a standard alder body and maple neck, and are available with a full compliment of Kiesel Custom Shop options. The DCM Series are offered in 6, 7 and 8 string versions.

Kiesel 70th Anniversary K-Series multiscale guitars are our flagship instruments, and are available with many premium features and options not found on other Kiesel Custom Shop guitars. Because of the level of customization available on these models, K-Series guitars are only available by calling Kiesel Guitars at (858) GUITARS.

Kiesel 70th Anniversary Multiscale Guitars

All Kiesel Custom Shop guitars are made in the USA at our southern California facility, and are covered by a 5-year warranty and 10-day, no risk in-home trial period. Design and order your new Kiesel instrument today, and discover the best-kept secret in the music business!

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New Multiscale DCM Series Guitars

Kiesel Guitars DCM Series Multiscale Guitars

With the success of Kiesel Guitars multiscale Aries, Vader and 70th Anniversary K-Series guitars, and in response to numerous customer requests, the Custom Shop is excited to debut the new DCM Series multiscale fanned-fret guitars. These instruments are based on the popular DC600, DC700 and DC800 neck-through guitars, with our acclaimed multiscale fingerboard. The DCM Series is built in the USA, and are instruments that you’ll be proud to play and own for years to come.

All three models feature an alder body and maple neck, with an ebony fingerboard and white pearl staggered offset dot inlays. The DCM6 and DCM7 have a standard 3 X 3 and 3 X 4 pointed headstock respectively (with reverse inline headstocks optional), and the DCM8 has a 4 X 4 pointed headstock. Fully-adjustable Hipshot™ solo saddles allow perfect intonation, and the strings-through-body design improves resonance and sustain.

Direct-mount Kiesel Lithium humbuckers and passive electronics are standard. These pickups are custom wound with vintage plain enamel wire that brings out the harmonically rich tone and sustain of the guitar. Standard controls consist of master volume control, master tone control, and a 5-way pickup selector.

Like all Kiesel Custom Shop guitars and basses, you can choose from a whole host of options, including body, neck and top woods, including 5-piece and our new 7-piece necks; solid, translucent and deep finishes; fingerboard woods; inlays and more.

Additionally, the Custom Shop has added a new beveled body edge option (code: BV) on DC Series guitars; the DC600, DC700, DC7X and DC800, as well as the new DCM Series guitars. The beveled body edges look the same as the body edges on the Vader Series headless guitars and 70th Anniversary K-Series guitars. Best of all, right now, we're offering this as a FREE, no-charge upgrade!

Visit KieselGuitars.com today, and design your new 6, 7 or 8 string DCM Series multiscale guitar. The Custom Shop can also work with you on special one-off options – check out our Kiesel Guitars Facebook and Kiesel Guitars Instagram to see some amazing examples of the custom work we’ve done. From the understated to the completely over-the-top, the skilled artists of the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop can build your ultimate DCM Series guitar.

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New Color Shift Finishes & 7-Piece Necks

Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop Color Shift Finishes

The Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop has added some exciting new options you can add to your new guitar or bass.

First up, new color-shifting finishes. These cool finishes actually change color, depending on how light is hitting them, making them really stand out on stage. There are two finishes to choose from: Green to Gold Color Shift (code PSGG; shown at far left), which shifts from green to gold. The other is Blue to Purple Color Shift (PSBP; near left), which shifts from purple to blue. These finishes look especially good on beveled models, like out Aries and Vader Series guitars.

Additionally, we’ve added two 7-piece neck options that were previously only available on 70th Anniversary K-Series Guitars. These are 7-Piece Maple-Walnut-Mahogany-Maple (7MWH), and 7-Piece Walnut-Purpleheart-Maple-Walnut (7WPM). Both of these new necks will enhance the looks of any instruments, and these in particular will really dress up your new guitar or bass.

Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop 7-Piece Necks

Whether your new guitar or bass is dressed up with our new finishes and necks, or you choose something more conservative, a Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop guitar or bass is the highest-quality, made in the USA instrument you can own. All Carvin and Kiesel instruments are made by our skilled craftsmen at our southern California facility from premium quality materials, with the highest possible tolerances and unsurpassed attention to detail.

Visit KieselGuitars.com today, and check out all our guitar and bass models. Made in the USA quality, the highest quality components and unbeatable direct prices make these the best instruments available on the market today – order yours and see for yourself! The Custom Shop can also work with you on special one-off options – check out our Kiesel Guitars Facebook and Kiesel Guitars Instagram to see some amazing examples of the custom work we’ve done.

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Vanquish Basses Rebadged Under the Kiesel Brand with an Improved Neck Heel

Kiesel Vanquish BassesIn addition to the recently rebadged California Carved Top models, Vanquish Series basses now also carry the Kiesel headstock logo standard. Like other Kiesel models, you can choose white or black logos at no charge, or optional gold metallic, silver, and even add a drop shadow on any available logo.

Additionally, the neck heel on all Vanquish basses as been modified to be more like the Aries Series guitars. The metal neck plate is gone; replaced with recessed bolts, which shave a small amount of weight off, as well as make our sculpted neck heel even more comfortable to play. Vanquish basses will still have 5 bolts, ensure a strong, stable neck joint.

The Vanquish Series are Kiesel Guitars premiere bolt-neck bass models, with a unique style, amazing tone from our radiused Radium humbucker pickups, and options that allow you to design your new Vanquish to be perfectly suited to your personal tastes. Whether you choose a V49K 4-string, V59K 5-string, V69K 6-string, or our Roy Vogt Signature RV69K 6-string, you’ll love everything about your new Vanquish Series bass. All Kiesel instruments are made by our skilled craftsmen at our southern California Custom Shop from premium quality materials, with the highest possible tolerances and unsurpassed attention to detail.

Visit KieselGuitars.com today, and check out all the Carvin and Kiesel guitars and basses. Made in the USA quality, the highest quality components and unbeatable direct prices make these the best instruments available on the market today – order yours and see for yourself!

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All Carved Top Models Rebadged Under the Kiesel Brand

Kiesel Carved Top GuitarsEffective May 1st, 2016, all Carvin Guitars California Carved Top models will carry the Kiesel headstock logo standard. This is part of the ongoing transition from the old Carvin name to the new Kiesel Guitars brand. This includes all CT and CS models, as well as the SH550 and SH575 semi-hollow carved top models.

Additionally, all solidbody Carved Top models will now have Kiesel Lithium pickups standard, and Lithiums will be offered on any instrument that features our Classic Series or other humbuckers. Lithium pickups have proven to be hugely popular with players as well as the industry, and we feel like these pickups will give you the tone your looking for on your new Carved Top guitar.

Lastly, the CT74 is being re-named as the CT73, to be consistent with the 6-string carved top models. It will have no top wood, but optional top woods like plain koa, plain walnut, maple and ash can be added. Both the CT7 and the CT73 will now have a mahogany neck and body standard, also to bring these guitars in line with the 6-string models. The CT7 comes with a 4A flamed maple top standard, and can be upgraded with 4A quilted maple, flamed koa, figured California Claro walnut, zebrawood, or other exotic top woods.

Whether your new guitar is a Carvin-badged or Kiesel-badged model, you’ll be getting the highest-quality, made in the USA instrument you can own. All Carvin and Kiesel instruments are made by our skilled craftsmen at our southern California facility from premium quality materials, with the highest possible tolerances and unsurpassed attention to detail.

Visit KieselGuitars.com today, and check out all the Carvin and Kiesel guitars and basses. Made in the USA quality, the highest quality components and unbeatable direct prices make these the best instruments available on the market today – order yours and see for yourself!

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New Jason Becker Tribute JB207C 7-String Guitar; Changes to JB200C & JB200SC

jb207cWith the success of Kiesel Guitars other Jason Becker tribute models, and in response to Jason’s still-strong legions of fans around the world, the Custom Shop is excited to debut the Jason Becker Tribute JB207C 7-string electric guitar. The JB207C is based on the JB200C 6-string model, and like other Kiesel Guitars signature instruments, is loaded with many upgraded standard features. Kiesel Guitars worked closely with Jason to maintain the spirit of his 6-string model, while allowing 7-string players to order their own tribute guitar. The JB207C is built in the USA, and is an instrument that you’ll be proud to play and own for years to come.

Like Jason’s original Carvin DC200 guitar, the JB207C is finished in deep sapphire blue on 4A flamed maple with a matching 7-string pointed inline headstock. It features a standard 25.5″ scale flamed maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays, a 14″ radius and 24 jumbo nickel frets. The “Rapid Play” low action neck assures effortless playability throughout the entire fingerboard, while the smooth neck heel allows easy access all the way up to the 24th fret. A Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut is standard. Premium Kiesel locking tuners with a 19:1 ratio ensure you’ll stay in tune no matter what your playing style is. Standard hardware is black.

Direct-mount Kiesel Lithium KL14 humbuckers and passive electronics are standard. These pickups are custom wound with vintage plain enamel wire that brings out the harmonically rich tone and sustain of the guitar. Standard controls consist of two volume controls, two tone controls, dual coil splitters and phase switching. Active electronics are available. If you prefer a simple control layout you can get our new 5WAY option that configures the controls with a 5-way lever pickup selector and single volume/tone controls.

In addition, we’ve updated the JB200C and JB200SC models to more closely reflect Jason’s original DC200. Passive electronics are now standard, with dual volume/tone controls, coil splitters and phase switching. Active electronics can also be ordered on these models. We’ve added a new option, 5WAY, that consists of a single volume and tone control and 5-way blade-style pickup selector (not available with active electronics), which is also available on the JB207C. Kiesel Lithium pickups are now also available on these models.

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How to Clean a Maple Guitar Fingerboard

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New Vader Multiscale Fanned Fret Headless Guitars

Vader Multiscale Headless GuitarYou asked for it, you got it! Jeff Kiesel and the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop is excited to announce the forthcoming Vader Series multiscale headless guitars! Many, many Kiesel Guitars players have been asking for this on the heels of the wildly successful Vader Series headless guitars and Aries Series multiscale guitars, and we’re thrilled to launch this exciting new model.

The Vader Series multiscale guitars are offered in a 6, 7 and 8 string version; The VM6, VM7 and VM8. The VM6 has a 25.5″ – 26.5″ scale length; the VM7 has a 25.5″ – 27″ scale length; and the VM8 has a 26″ – 27.5″ scale length. Staggered offset dots, staggered offset dots with the 12th fret “K” logo or the 12th fret “K” logo by itself are available and if your not a fan of inlays, you can opt for no inlays. All other Vader options are available, including a chambered body; exotic top, body and neck woods; and our complete selection of standard solid finishes, optional translucent & metallic finishes, and deep finishes for flamed and quilted maple tops.

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New Inlay Options!

newinlays-vertYou’ve seen the new inlays that have come out of the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop over the past months, and now you can order these online for you new guitar or bass! We’ve added Green Acrylic, Blue Acrylic, Red Acrylic and Pink Acrylic, alongside our popular Black Acrylic. These can be ordered on dot, diamond or block inlays. We’ve also added Luminlay Super Blue inlays for dots and diamonds, which glow in the dark, and look great in conjunction with our Luminlay Super Blue side dots.

In addition to these new materials, we’ve also added new inlay shapes. There have been many requests over the years for offset dots, and we’re excited to offer these in two configurations; offset along the top edge of the fingerboard, and staggered, where the inlays above the 12th fret are along the top of the fingerboard, and below the 12th are at the bottom of the fingerboard. Offset dots can also be combined with our new K Series inlay, which the Custom Shop designed for use on the 70th Anniversary K-Series Guitars. The K Series inlays feature a “K” logo at the 12th fret, and can be ordered with offset dots, staggered offset dots, or by itself. We’ve also added 12th fret-only dots, diamonds or blocks, for a more minimalist aesthetic. All of our new inlays are also available in genuine abalone or mother-of-pearl.

To make ordering your new inlays more intuitive, we’ve also re-worked the whole inlay process on the online Guitar Builder. First, you select your shape, such as diamonds or blocks, then you select the material or color you want. Note that not all inlays are available on all models, and not all materials are available on all shapes.

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