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Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:40 pm

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There's still a little back-and-forth with sales to confirm a couple things, but it's as good as done*.

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*(the placement of the order, I mean...not the guitar itself...that's a long ways off...).

I don't want to give too much away, because I'm terrified someone will suggest something brilliant I haven't thought of, and ruin me on the plans I've been making for, like, 2 years. :lol:

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My Kiesel Aries was sort of reserved in that it was just a solid ash body, with a trans finish. No figured woods, standard chrome hardware, one-piece maple neck. My AC375 has a plain koa top, but still with the standard mahogany body and neck. My First, my CS6, is all stock woods, and chrome hardware.

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I...um...went a little nuts with this one.

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I'll say two things:
1. SH6
2. The top is a figured wood with a "Jeff" finish.



And now...the hardest part.

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby Greg Emm » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:44 am

Congratulations, my man. I think many people are looking forward to seeing what you've come up with. Based on some your questions in recent live feeds, if indeed you've decided to follow through with the schemes you've suggested or something similar, this guitar is going to be a Build for the Ages.

Excellent post. Looking forward to following this space. Good on you, man.

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby DWG » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:03 am

Congrats Spudmunkey! I'm happy for you. Looking forward to seeing it. :)

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby Slimy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:44 pm

Come on, Spud.... You know you want to post the specs... :twisted:

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:25 pm

I had a couple final outstanding questions. I didnt get a reply email yet, but when I asked an unrelated question in today's Q&A, he started with, "I did get our email, by the way". :mrgreen:

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby helldorado » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:52 am

Were you able to get the colored binding added like that CT6 we were talking about?

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby spudmunkey » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am

helldorado wrote:Were you able to get the colored binding added like that CT6 we were talking about?


That's a very good question. :lol: Jeff's doing me a favor, so I'm trying not to press, even though I'm suuuuper excited/anxious. ha!

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby Chelydra » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:24 pm

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby spudmunkey » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:42 pm

Chelydra wrote:Image


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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby Chelydra » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:48 pm

spudmunkey wrote:
Chelydra wrote:Image


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(I'd have went flame maple neck or at least maple with purple heart stripes if I could change anything)

It is what it is. :wink:

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby SolidOrangeTiger » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:55 am

Excellent. I'm sure this build will be epic and the thread highly entertaining.
Kiesel Arsenal:
-- C6C: Orangeburst Quilted Maple over Black Limba. EFB. (2018)
-- SCB6X: Trans Orange/Crimson V-Burst MG Burl Maple over Koa. KTB BMF. (2019)
-- K6H: Fire Crotch Flamed Maple over Roasted Swamp Ash. RFMF. (2019)
-- D6X: Natural MG Flamed Koa over Roasted Swamp Ash. RFMF. (2019)

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:15 pm

*sigh*

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:lol: I'm terrible at keeping secrets when I'm excited.

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SH6
Fixed stoptail bridge with piezo

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body:
Ash body (if I can get it, otherwise black limba) with trans black
Burled maple top
Top finish: either "aurora candy" with white painted binding or aqua candy, thin trans blackburst and aqua-colored BBE.
Gloss

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Neck:
5-piece maple with purpleheart stripes
"Thick" neck option
CT headstock, burled maple, finished to match the body
Abalone logo
Clear satin finish for back of neck

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Fretboard:
Ziricote if available, otherwise royal ebony
Abalone offset dots (not staggered)
Stainless, medium jumbo frets
14" radius

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Misc:
Beryllium pickups, black bobbins with silver pole pieces
Chrome hardware
Abalone-topped knobs
Straplocks

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby helldorado » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:22 pm

Sweet! When do you get the word back on some of those "or" options?

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby spudmunkey » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:43 am

helldorado wrote:Sweet! When do you get the word back on some of those "or" options?


A very good question. :lol:

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby Chelydra » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:59 am

Oh, I'm liking this one.

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby Slimy » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:57 pm

Chelydra wrote:Oh, I'm liking this one.

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I approve this message. The only thing I would change about your build is........tung oil neck.

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Re: Specs for Kiesel/Carvin #4 have been submitted...

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:09 pm

Slimy wrote:The only thing I would change about your build is........tung oil neck.


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