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Kiesel-Designed Hipshot Tremolo Added to Select Custom Shop Models

The Custom Shop has added the new Kiesel-designed Hipshot™ tremolo as an available option to a number of Custom Shop models. This new tremolo replaces the Wilkinson tremolo, which is being phased out on all models. You can now order … Continue reading

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New Jason Becker Tribute JB100 Standard Guitar

Kiesel Guitars is excited to team up with our friend Jason Becker to offer the new Jason Becker Tribute JB100 electric guitar, which is modeled after one of the Carvin guitars Jason played in the late 1980s. The JB100 is … Continue reading

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New for 2017: Greg Howe Signature GH3 Classic 24-Fret Bolt-Neck Guitar

The new Greg Howe GH3 Signature Classic 24-fret bolt-neck guitar is our second model with Greg, and the Custom Shop is pleased to offer this new take on our long-running Bolt guitar. While the GH3 is based on the Bolt, … Continue reading

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New for 2017: Amos Williams AW5 5-String Headless Bass

Kiesel Guitars has teamed up with TesseracT bassist Amos Williams to design and build the Vader AW5 Amos Williams Signature headless bass. Amos is well known, especially in prog circles, and in his native UK, having toured extensively with the … Continue reading

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New for 2017: Chris Letchford Signature Series Multiscale Headless Guitars

Highly regarded progressive guitarist Chris Letchford has been part of the Kiesel family since last year, using the Vader VM7 multiscale guitars as one of his primary instruments. And now, the Custom Shop is very excited to debut the new … Continue reading

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New for 2017: Vanquish Series Standard & Multiscale Guitars

After many requests from our customers, the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop is excited to offer a guitar version of our popular Vanquish Series basses. Vanquish Series guitars are available in 6 and 7 string standard-scale configurations, and 6, 7 … Continue reading

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New Custom Shop Finishes for 2017; Luminlay Super Blue Side Dots Now Standard

The Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop is excited to announce several new finish options for 2017! There are 4 new, no charge solid finishes: British Racing Green (far left), Blood Red (left, center), Light Blue and Light Pink. These finishes … Continue reading

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Kiesel Custom Shop Adds Tremolo Option for Vader Headless Guitars; Updates to Holdsworth Headless Model

Big news from the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop! In response to overwhelming requests from our customers, we’ve added a new tremolo option for Vader 6, 7 and 8 string guitars. Jeff Kiesel worked extensively with Hipshot to develop the … Continue reading

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New Vanquish Multiscale 4 and 5 String Bass Guitars

Kiesel Guitars is excited to announce the new Vanquish VM49K 4-string and VM59K 5-string multiscale basses! The Vanquish VM49K and VM59K multiscales are the Custom Shop’s first multiscale bass instruments, and were created in response to many customer requests following … Continue reading

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Ebony Fingerboards Now Standard on all Kiesel Guitar and Bass Models

The Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop is excited to announce that effective December 1st 2016, ebony fingerboards will be standard on all Custom Shop models, including replacement necks and guitar & bass kits. Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars has famously used more … Continue reading

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