Kiesel Guitars has teamed up with guitarist Andy James to create the new signature AJ8E 8-string carved-top guitar. It's based on the Crescent Series guitars, but with a unique set of limited options suited to Andy's playing style and personal tastes. Like the Crescent models, it is sleek and stylish, with a more aggressive body shape than California Carved Top models, featuring a longer, more pointed upper horn, and a more pointed lower horn with a deep cutaway allowing access high on the fingerboard. It has 24 frets, and uses set-thru neck construction with a minimal neck heel. The AJ8E 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 Andy James AJ8E Signature carved top guitar. 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 AJ8E is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.

Andy James Signature AJ8E 8-String Guitar Specifications:

construction set-thru neck
scale length 27"
body alder with plain maple carved top
finish black center with California burst edges and color-matched rear of body and neck, painted black body binding
neck 3-piece hardrock maple with 4 X 4 pointed headstock and Kiesel logo, 2-way adjustable truss rod and dual carbon-fiber rods for additional strength & stability
fingerboard ebony, 20" radius
inlays offset dots with AJ 12th fret logo, inlay color matches California burst color; standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
neck width 2.148" wide @ nut, 3.0" wide @ 24th fret, 0.795" thick at first fret, 0.875" thick at 12th fret
hardware black
bridge Evertune™ hardtail
tuners Premium Kiesel Guitars locking tuners, 19:1 ratio
frets 24 nickel-silver 6100 frets, .110 wide X .055 tall
pickups direct-mount Kiesel Polarity active humbuckers with black pickup poles
electronics master volume control, 5-way lever style pickup selector
dimensions 37.5" long, 12.75" wide body, 1.65" thick body
average weight 8.5 lbs