New Models for NAMM 2020!

It’s time for the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California! Jeff Kiesel and the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop have been working hard already this year, and we’ve got numerous new models to show, all of which are ready to order right now.

Kiesel Signature Guitars
There are several new models that Jeff designed in conjunction with both long-time and new Kiesel Guitars artists. The Neil Zaza NZ6H is based on the Aries Series, with Neil's preferred set of options. The Marc Okubo MO7X is based on the DC700, with a standard X tremolo and Kiesel Polarity active pickups. The Will Swan WS6S is based on the CS6 California Carved Top, and includes Will's signature inlays. Frank Gambale's signature FG1 is now joined by the Frank Gambale FG2, based on the Delos Series, with a standard Gotoh tremolo and new Gambale signature inlays. The Andy James lineup is expanded, with the addition of the 8-string Andy James AJ8E, equipped with a standard Evertune bridge. The standard-scale Amos Williams AW5 headless bass has been replaced by the new Amos Williams AWM5 multiscale headless bass, which is based on the new Vader multiscale headless 5-string bass.

Kiesel Thanos Series Headless BassesIn addition to these new signature models, we've also launched a new lineup of headless basses, the Thanos Series. Available in 4 and 5-string standard scale, and 5-string multiscale, the Thanos Series are a bolt-on neck design, with an alder body and quartersawn Eastern hardrock maple neck. Many optional wood choices are available, including swamp ash, walnut, mahogany and flamed or quilted maple, along with numerous other exotic choices. Other standard features of the headless Thanos Series include an ebony fingerboard with pearl white inlays, medium-jumbo stainless steel fretwire, our exclusive Hipshot headless bridge and active electronics with Kiesel JVA single-coil pickups. There is no body logo; rather, there is an engraved "K" logo on the pickguard, and pickguards are available in multilaminate white (standard), black, white pearl or red tortoiseshell.

And in case you missed it, we've also recently added Delos Series headless guitars and Vader Series multiscale basses to our ever-expanding lineup of made in the USA Custom Shop instruments. That's more than a dozen new models in 2020 – so far!

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New Delos Series Headless Guitars

Kiesel Delos Series Headless GuitarsKiesel Guitars’ first new models for 2020 are now available! The new headless Delos Series marry the classic looks of the current Delos lineup with the popular headless style of the Vader, Zeus and Osiris Series, creating an instrument that’s compact and lightweight, and plays and sounds amazing.

Like the standard Delos Series models, the headless Delos models feature a bolt-on neck design, with an alder body and quartersawn Eastern hardrock maple neck. Many optional wood choices are available, including swamp ash, walnut, mahogany and flamed or quilted maple, along with numerous other exotic choices. Other standard features of the headless Delos Series include an ebony fingerboard with white pearl inlays, medium-jumbo stainless steel fretwire, our exclusive Hipshot headless bridge and passive electronics with Kiesel Beryllium pickups in a dual-humbucker configuration, with an optional S-S-H pickup configuration. Our Kiesel-designed Hipshot “X” tremolo is also available on both models. In a first for Kiesel Guitars, there is no body logo; rather, there is an engraved “K” logo on the pickguard, and pickguards are available in multilaminate white (standard), black, white pearl or red tortoiseshell.

Check out the all-new Delos HD6 and HD7 today, and design your next Custom Shop headless masterpiece. No matter how your tastes or budget run, we can build you a Delos guitar – or any other model – that you’ll absolutely fall in love with! Be sure to follow Kiesel Guitars on Facebook and Instagram to see some amazing examples of the new headless Delos series guitars, as well as other examples of the custom work we’ve done.

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New Vader Multiscale 5 and 6 String Basses

Kiesel Vader Headless Multiscale BassesJeff Kiesel and Kiesel Guitars has been listening to our bassist customers, and due to popular demand, we’ve  expanded our lineup of the popular Vader Series headless bass guitars with all-new multiscale versions, available in 5-string and 6-string configurations.

Like Vader standard-scale bass models, the VBM models feature a neck-through design, with an alder body and Eastern hardrock maple neck. Many optional wood choices are available, including swamp ash, walnut, mahogany and flamed or quilted maple, along with numerous other exotic choices. Other standard features of the Vader multiscale basses include an ebony fingerboard with offset pearl white inlays, medium-jumbo stainless steel fretwire, our exclusive Kiesel/Hipshot multiscale bass bridge and active electronics with Kiesel Radium pickups.

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New Type-X Standard & Multiscale Guitars

Kiesel Type-X Guitars

The Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop is excited to announce the all-new Type-X Series headless guitars. Available in 6 and 7-string standard scale configurations, as well as 6, 7 and 8-string multiscale variants, the Type-X combines two of our most popular instruments ever; the Vader Series headless guitar, and the classic V220 and X220 80s-era guitars. The V220 has been a huge fan-favorite for more than 35 years, and the Vader Series ushered in Kiesel Guitars' entry into the headless and guitar market, therefore, it was a natural decision to combine these two highly popular models into one exciting instrument that plays and sounds amazing, and will really stand out on stage.

Standard features of the Type-X Series include an alder body an Eastern hardrock maple neck, in a neck-through design. Kiesel Lithium pickups are standard, with a single master volume knob, 5-way pickup selector, and passive electronics. The X6 and X7 standard-scale models are also available with our exclusive Kiesel-designed Hipshot™ tremolo. Like all Kiesel Guitars instruments, you can choose from a complete selection of Custom Shop options, including exotic body, neck and fingerboard woods; solid, translucent and metallic finishes, as well as our unusual finishes such as Crackle, Splatter (call-in only), and Color Shift; inlay shapes and colors; and electronics.

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New Andy James AJ6E & AJ7E Signature Guitars

Kiesel Andy James Signature GuitarsDebuting at this year’s NAMM Show is the new Andy James Signature 6 and 7 string guitars. The AJ6E and AJ7E are based on the Crescent Series, with a unique set of limited options chosen by Andy to suit his playing style, as well has his personal tastes. These guitars are ergonomic and sleek, with set-thru neck construction that provides amazing sustain along with awesome playability, especially high on the fingerboard, thanks to a minimal neck heel.

The AJ6E and AJ7E have an alder body, maple top and 5-piece maple neck, and are finished in jet black, with a clear satin top coat. You can choose from a limited selection of California burst colors, and the pickups and Andy James signature inlays will match the finish (or you can choose the No Inlays options, along with several other inlay styles).

Other notable features include an EverTune F-Model bridge, which has patented saddles that balances the individual tension of each string, so that once your guitar is tuned, it stays tuned, regardless of how hard you play. It also offers perfect intonation on every note throughout the fretboard, even in varying conditions that can cause the neck or strings to expand or contract.

In addition, the AJ Series comes equipped with our new Kiesel Polarity active humbuckers with black poles, a single volume control, and 5-way blade-style pickup selector. Hardware is black.

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New Cam Liddell CAM6H Signature Guitar

Cam Liddell Signature GuitarKiesel Guitars is excited to team up with Cam Liddell of Asking Alexandria for the new Cam Liddell Signature CAM6 guitar, which is also bowing at NAMM.

The CAM6 is based on the SCB6 guitar, with limited options of Cam’s choosing. It has a beveled swamp ash body and top, finished with our Antique Ash Finish and Raw Tone Finish. You can choose from select California burst edge colors. The neck is 3-piece walnut/bloodwood/walnut, and the fingerboard and headstock are bloodwood. It has no inlays, or you can choose staggered offset dot inlays.

The standard bridge is our Hipshot hardtail model, with strings fed through the body for increased sustain. The Custom Shop offers the Hipshot on many of our guitars, and we’re very pleased with the quality of these units. Standard hardware is chrome, with black available.

The CAM6 has a Kiesel Lithium humbucker in the neck position, and a Kiesel Thorium humbucker in the bridge position. You can also get just the bridge humbucker, with no neck pickup. Controls consist of a master volume and master tone control, with a 5-way blade-style pickup selector.

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New Delos Series Bolt-Neck Guitar

Kiesel Selos Series Bolt-Neck GuitarsIt’s that time of year again – the NAMM Show! As always, Kiesel Guitars will be in attendance with a bigger booth and a huge selection of Custom Shop guitars and basses, including the all new Delos bolt-neck guitars!

The Delos guitars replace the long-running Bolt guitar, but it’s more than just another take on a classic design. The Delos is available in 6 and 7-string models, and can be outfitted with a complete selection of Custom Shop options. An alder body and tung-oiled maple neck are standard, with an ebony fingerboard, dot inlays and stainless steel frets.

Dual Kiesel Beryllium humbuckers are standard, and S-S-S and H-S-S pickup configurations are also offered. It has a standard multi-laminate white pickguard to compliment the timeless design, or you can upgrade to our other available colors. The Hipshot™ hardtail bridge provides excellent sustain with crisp open notes, and our popular Kiesel-designed Hipshot™ X-Tremolo is also available. As on our other bolt-neck models, the Delos Series has a minimal sloped neck heel with no metal plate for excellent access high on the 24-fret fingerboard.

Of course, because it’s a Kiesel, there are dozens and dozens of options you can choose from, including exotic woods for the body, neck, fingerboard and top; solid and translucent finishes, as well as our exclusive color-shift and crackle finishes; and an assortment of inlay styles and materials. No matter what your playing style or personal tastes are, the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop can build you a Delos guitar that will look amazing and play & sound even better.

If you’re at the NAMM Show this weekend, be sure and stop by the Kiesel booth to see these new guitars, as well as many, many other Custom Shop models. Jeff Kiesel and members of the Custom Shop staff will be at the booth, as will many Kiesel signature artists and endorsers, so be sure to say “hello”. Then, swing by KieselGuitars.com to build and order your new Custom Shop Delos Series 6 or 7-string guitar. Also, be sure to check out our Kiesel Guitars Facebook and Kiesel Guitars Instagram to see some amazing examples of all our USA Custom Shop guitars and basses, and keep up with everything that’s going on at NAMM with Kiesel Guitars.

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New Zeus Series 7-String Multiscale Headless Bass Guitar

Kiesel Zeus 7-String Headless BassChristmas has come early from Jeff Kiesel and the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop with the pre-NAMM announcement of our first-ever 7-string bass guitar, the Zeus Series ZBM7 multiscale headless bass! This comes on the heels of our recent addition of Zeus multiscale basses in 4, 5 and 6 string versions, which are already generating significant buzz among Kiesel players.

The ZBM7 has all the features of other Zeus Series basses, but in an amazing 7-string headless configuration that’s lightweight, compact and surprisingly easy to play, even if you’ve never ventured beyond 5 or 6 strings. The 33.2″ – 35″ multiscale configuration keeps all the strings tight and punchy, and Kiesel Guitars’ 18V active/passive electronics and Radium humbuckers provide all the headroom and tone you could ask for. Other features include Kiesel-designed Hipshot bridge, and Kiesel-designed locking nut that allows the use of standard single-ball end strings, a beveled alder body and Eastern hardrock maple neck; and staggered offset dots and stainless steel frets on the ebony fingerboard.

Of course, because it’s a Kiesel, there are dozens and dozens of options you can choose from, including exotic woods for the body, neck, fingerboard and top; solid and translucent finishes, as well as our exclusive color-shift and crackle finishes; and an assortment of inlay styles and materials. No matter what your playing style or personal tastes are, the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop can build you a Zeus multiscale bass that will be your go-to instrument for years to come.

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New Zeus Series Multiscale Headless Bass Guitars

Kiesel Zeus Headless BassesTo help close out 2018 on a high note, the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop is excited to expand our wildly popular Zeus Series instrument lineup with new 4, 5 and 6 string multiscale headless basses! These new bass guitars take the great looks and features of the ZB4, ZB5 and ZB6, and adds a multiscale fingerboard and standard active electronics, allowing you to take your playing to the next level, and look cool while doing it.

The ZBM4 multiscale sports a 33.5″ – 34.5″ fingerboard, and the ZBM5 & ZBM6 have a 33.5″ – 35″ fingerboard. In addition to the fast multiscale fingerboard, the Zeus basses are loaded with features, including Kiesel Guitars’ acclaimed 18V active/passive electronics with alnico Radium humbuckers; Kiesel-designed Hipshot bridge; Kiesel-designed locking nut that allows the use of standard single-ball end strings; a beveled alder body and Eastern hardrock maple neck; and staggered offset dots and stainless steel frets on the ebony fingerboard.

Of course, because it’s a Kiesel, there are dozens and dozens of options you can choose from, including exotic woods for the body, neck, fingerboard and top; solid and translucent finishes, as well as our exclusive color-shift and crackle finishes; and an assortment of inlay styles and materials. No matter what your playing style or personal tastes are, the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop can build you a Zeus multiscale bass that will look amazing, play like butter, and sound even better.

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New Lee McKinney Signature LM6X & LM7X Headless Guitars

lm6xKiesel Guitars is excited to once again team up with acclaimed Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney to introduce the new Lee McKinney LM6X & LM7X headless guitars. These guitars combine the aesthetic of the single-cutaway Zeus Series and the double-cutaway Osiris Series in one complete instrument, ideally suited for any genre of playing, and spec’d out just the way Lee likes them.

The LM6X and LM7X are offered with a limited number of Custom Shop options, but they're loaded with standard features, including a chambered swamp ash body with maple neck, 4A flamed maple top, stainless steel jumbo frets and Kiesel-designed Hipshot tremolo.

The LM headless series come equipped with our new Lee McKinney Illusionist bridge pickup, Kiesel Lithium neck pickup, and acoustic bridge saddles.  Electronics consist of a volume control for the humbuckers, volume control for the acoustic saddles, with a mini-toggle switch for selecting humbuckers, acoustic or both, and a 5-way blade selector for selecting different humbucker coils.

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