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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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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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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