On the heels of the successful new Aries A6 and Aries A7 bolt-neck electric guitars, the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop is excited to offer the all-new Aries A8 8-string bevel-top bolt neck guitar. The A8 is our first bolt-neck 8-string, and it shares similar aesthetics and sleek and stylish looks with the other Aries models. A newly-designed easy-access neck joint with recessed ferrules, Kiesel Lithium pickups and dual carbon-fiber neck rods elevate the A8 to the ranks of elite instruments. The Custom Shop's superior materials and craftsmanship and 70 years of experience building the highest quality, USA-made instruments that are suitable for all playing styles at any level make the A8 ideal for guitarists that want a 24-fret fingerboard, but prefer the design of a bolt-neck instrument. Hundreds of available options allow you to build your A8 exactly the way you want it, and have an instrument that you'll be proud to play and own for years to come. The A8 is constructed to the highest possible standards of quality and playability by the Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop.
The only way to appreciate the performance of a Kiesel Guitars instrument is to use it in your own environment, giving it the test of "real world" performance. Take 10 days to try out your Aries A8. If you're not completely satisfied, you can return it - no questions asked. Your trial period starts when the merchandise is received by you, not when it's shipped. Really give it a workout. If you're not satisfied for any reason, send it back for a prompt refund or exchange - you would only be responsible for the return shipping. (US and Canada customers only; international customers, see here)
The A8 is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.
Aries A8 Specifications:
bolt-on neck with sculpted neck joint
maple with pointed 4 X 4 headstock and Kiesel logo; dual carbon fiber rods for additional strength and stability
ebony, 20" radius
white pearl dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
2.148" wide @ nut, 3.0" wide @ 24th fret, 0.795" thick at first fret, 0.875" thick at 12th fret
Hipshot™ hardtail with strings-through-body
Premium Kiesel Guitars locking tuners, 19:1 ratio
24 stainless steel medium-jumbo,
.103 wide X .048 tall