The Carvin / Kiesel thread

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by soliloquy, May 22, 2011.

  1. stevexc

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    Hate to derail the conversation, but I'm strongly considering picking up a ZBM5 later on this year. Something like this (still undecided on the colour):

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    I think the Zeus shape is mega sexy, go for it. Be careful with that non returnable RTF though, is it really worth it?
     
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    The non-returnable part definitely makes me hesitant, but it looks so damn good...
     
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    It does indeed, but I don't think it is worth the risk. Just my opinion, though. I've never had any issues with any of the two Kiesels I've ordered, but I'd like to play it safe.
     
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    I'm gonna have to disagree with you there. A bullshitter he is not. The guy is just on a different level than most. Case in point, he invented a way to utilize soundwaves to make x-ray images clearer using less radiation, which came about from all the work he's done studying soundwaves in instruments: https://www.businesswire.com/news/h.../Guitar-Maker-Paul-Reed-Smith-Team-Scientists
     
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    See, that's the exact opposite impression that I've got. Paul has been obessing over guitars since he was a kid, it's literally his life, so he has all these in depth ideas and crazy theories that are just out there and nuts, but passionate, and he'll happily go into a giant tangent to support whatever the theory is and argue with anyone in huge detail.

    I love that actually, if you're going to charge $2k just to get a guitar made in your core line I'd really hope you are a complete guitar freak like that. He might not be right about everything, but good luck proving him wrong.

    Also, the raw tone finish is great dude, I'd absolutely go for it!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Now that’s hot. Someone please buy this GIS so it no longer tempts me.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Yeah, the Delos is a really nicely executed 24-fret Stratty thing. I don’t really like the headstock but can get over it.
     
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    The K at the 12th is an insta-nope.
     
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  10. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    No, no, no, hear me out: So, if we start with A in the first space, between the nut and first fret, and we call that the “first note playable on that string,” aka the open string, then B in the second space, corresponding to the first fret, or “second note playable on that string,” and keep going, we get to K, corresponding to the 11th note playable on that string. It’s not for Kiesel, it’s the alphabetization if the inter-fret spacing. It’s really all about the Illuminati and ancient biblical passages. At least that’s what I keep telling myself so I don’t see Jeff’s head in my brain saying, “rad” whenever I play the 12th fret.
     
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    My Zeus gas is getting real as well, I’ve spec’d out a few over the last few weeks :)
     
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    You, sir, have a gift of rationalizing guitar purchases.
     
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    Pulled the trigger on a Zeus 7 this weekend, Ive been digging the style and finally said with and ordered it. Nothing super fancy at all didn't want to go to crazy.

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    That’s one way to frame it - though, I see it as a curse. Not even Marie Kondo can save me. Never before has so much joy been sparked by so many guitars.
     
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    Placed an Osiris order last week. :D Thanks to everyone who helped me make that decision.

    -O6X
    -Black limba body & neck
    -Rear natural clear
    -Deep black cherry over flamed maple
    -Chambered body
    -Thinner neck profile
    -Royal ebony fretboard
    -Staggered offset dot inlays
    -Black pickup poles & hardware
     
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    Fixed. :D
     
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    At 3PM, Jeff's showing a new headstock, likely meant to pair well with the Delos since that was the photo used in the instagram post.

    ...But in that post, he added two hashtags:
    #roasted
    #roastedneck

    And the guitar in the photo looks like it has darkened maple fretboard and neck, but without the tell-tale un-stained fretboard edges that come from getting their "baked" KTB (stained) option.
     
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    OMG mindblown, that's genius!
     
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    roasted maple finally.. "REAL" roasted maple. I might have to get another Kiesel dammit lol It'll be awhile, but il get a cheap one someday (solid color, basic specs) probably. Go along with my HH7 and ST300 I guess.

    (PS I might take some "blame" for Jeff hating roasted maple.. since I sent him some in 2013 and apparently it wasnt done properly from the guy I ordered from, so my ST300 was done with mahogany in the end.. but glad to see he finally came to his senses and decided to work with it again... I think its superior when done right)
     
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  20. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Am I wrong or is the new GT headstock just the really old Carvin headstock?
     

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