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.
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 The standard-scale Amos Williams AW5 headless bass has been replaced by the new Amos Williams AWM5 multiscale headless bass, which is based on the new Vader multiscale headless 5-string bass.
In 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!