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Kiesel is dropping the Iconic traditioal DC Super strat!

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  • #61
    Originally posted by Gtrjunior View Post
    Is the Jason Becker model a DC?
    The Jason Becker model is based on the old DC200 and is still available, as is the "Numbers" guitar.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Mincer View Post
      My guess is the pointier, gaudy, multi-color abominations they push sell a lot more. I've played old Carvins that are great guitars, but newer Kiesels don't do anything for me.
      I love my three most recent Kiesels. Just because I could order an over-the-top configuration, doesn't mean I have to. The top is a Burl Walnut Solo with three Duncan Red Devils and a 10-way Freeway switch. The second is an Aries with a Quilt Top (Hawaiian Blue stain), Koa body and flamed koa neck. The bottom is an Icon 5-String bass with a roasted ash body and a flamed/spalted top.

      Duncan Red Deviles

      Kiesel Aries 6 Hawaiian Blue, Koa Body

      Flamed, Spalted Top, Roasted Ash Body

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      • #63
        Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
        I'm bummed they stopped offering Piezo pickups on the builder
        but I would think that its still an option if I have the money to pay for it
        They're called "Acoustic Saddles" on the builder, and not every model can be ordered with them. It depends greatly on the body physics and the size of the control cavity. At a minimum, they need enough room to install the circuit board. But, even if it's not on the builder, you can still call them and ask if it's possible. For example, I just ordered Singlecut (Les Paul style) guitar with a custom Candy Apple Red finish, a trem, and both Piezo and MIDI. It required phone calls and emails.

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        • #64
          And, as per Mincer's recommendation, I do not work for Kiesel. I'm just a very happy Kiesel customer. I've had a very successful relationship with them over two decades.

          But, I buy other brands too! Right now, I have two builds in with Tom Waghorn, neither of which are his standard shapes. He's building me a much-modernized version of the Gibson L5-S and a pretty twisted Jazzmaster variant.

          Shameless plug: If you're looking for something wonderful, call Tom. You'll be surprised how reasonable his prices are and what kinds of options you have at your disposal. Tell him Mark Jasen sent you. His URL is http://www.waghornguitars.com/.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by MJGuitar View Post

            I love my three most recent Kiesels. Just because I could order an over-the-top configuration, doesn't mean I have to. The top is a Burl Walnut Solo with three Duncan Red Devils and a 10-way Freeway switch. The second is an Aries with a Quilt Top (Hawaiian Blue stain), Koa body and flamed koa neck. The bottom is an Icon 5-String bass with a roasted ash body and a flamed/spalted top.

            Duncan Red Deviles

            Kiesel Aries 6 Hawaiian Blue, Koa Body

            Flamed, Spalted Top, Roasted Ash Body
            These are actually more understated than the stuff they post on Instagram. But I still stand by the 'feel' for me, in that they don't quite do it. I really tried several models, from archtops to headless, and I simply didn't like what they had to offer.
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            • #66
              Well, I see PRS is now offering what is basically a Super Strat model. Problem solved.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                Well, I see PRS is now offering what is basically a Super Strat model. Problem solved.
                It might be 25.5" like their other recent "metal" model (se torero), which also had emgs iirc. I know almost nothing of PRS guitars other than them being mostly 25".

                There are probably not many people in the super-strat market who will miss the 25".
                For me it's not a big deal. I'm good with any of the standard scales but have no desire to go baritone or erg.
                25" does feel really easy to play and IMO the half-inch difference doesn't require larger gauges at a given tuning.
                Last edited by dave74; 01-16-2021, 08:17 AM.

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