LIMITED TIME! Take $100 off this model, and 50% off options! After decades of players forced to endure guitars that are not comfortable to play, along comes a single-cut-away that has ergonomic and tone enhancing designs that are sure to set a new standard in guitar building. The California Carved Top CS3, introduced in 2007, is not merely another take on a classic idea. It's a superior quality, USA-made instrument that's loaded with features usually only found on guitars twice it's price. And because we sell direct to you, you can own a custom-made, hand-built guitar without the custom-made, hand-built price. With hundreds of Custom Shop options, you can order your CS3 exactly the way you want it, and be the proud owner of a totally unique instrument that will last a lifetime.

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 California Single CS3. 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 CS3 is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.

CS3 California Single Cutaway Carved Top Specifications:

construction set neck
scale length 25"
body Honduras mahogany
neck Honduras mahogany w/ metallic gold Kiesel headstock logo, 2-way adjustable truss rod and dual carbon-fiber rods for additional strength & stability
fingerboard ebony, 14" radius
inlays white pearl dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
neck width 1.69" wide @ nut, 2.23" wide @ 22nd fret
hardware chrome
bridge M bridge - tune-o-matic bridge set in body with strings fed through
tuners Premium Kiesel Guitars locking tuners, 19:1 ratio
frets 22 stainless steel medium-jumbo, .103 wide X .048 tall
pickups Kiesel Beryllium humbuckers
electronics master volume, push/pull tone/coil splitter, 3-way pickup selector
dimensions 37.8" long, 12.7" wide body, 2.1" thick at center of body, 1.62" thick at edge
average weight 8.75 lbs