The AE185 acoustic/electric guitar, first introduced in 1994, is one of our most popular models. Its unique semi-hollow acoustic/electric configuration allows you to jump from electric lead riffs to acoustic tone with ease, giving you essentially two instruments in one. The AE185 is loaded with features generally only found in boutique instruments, but because we sell direct to you, you don't have to pay a boutique price. And with hundreds of available options, you can build
your AE185 exactly the way you want it, and be the proud owner of a totally unique instrument that will last you a lifetime. The AE185 is constructed to the highest possible standards of quality and playability by the Kiesel Guitars 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 AE185. 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 AE185 is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.
mahogany with AAA Engleman spruce top, single "F" hole
mahogany with traditional (3 X 3) headstock, dual carbon-fiber
reinforcing rods for increased strength and stability, Kiesel headstock logo
ebony, 14" radius
white pearl dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
1.69" wide @ nut, 2.22"
wide @ 24th fret
ebony acoustic with TUSQ
Premium Kiesel Guitars locking tuners, 19:1 ratio
24 stainless steel medium-jumbo,
.103 wide X .048 tall
LR Baggs Ribbon transducer
with Kiesel Beryllium humbuckers
Active electronics: magnetic pickup volume control, acoustic pickup volume control, magnetic pickup tone control, 5-way magnetic pickups selector; mini toggle switch for magnetic pickups, acoustic pickup or both; dual output jacks allow you to separate the electric and acoustic signals to different amps, or combine them into one.