LIMITED TIME! Take $100 off this model, and 50% off options! To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kiesel Guitars' popular Icon Series basses, these models have been updated with new features and electronics to further improve upon their already exceptional tone and playability. The contemporary, ergonomic shape of the IC5 has been improved with a deeper body cutaway for improved comfort, a chambered body option has been added to reduce weight, and the headstock now is a 3-piece design just like the body (the main neck wood, the matching exotic wood overlay, and a thin black layer in the middle). New electronics consist of plain enamel wire Kiesel Radium KRH radiused humbuckers (as on the Vanquish) with a split-coil neck pickup optional, as well as optional single-coil Kiesel Radium KRJ radiused pickups available. The pickups have also been re-positioned slightly, in a more tone-enhancing "sweet spot". The new curved control layout is more modern, and our new 18V active/passive electronics provide all the tone any bassist could want. The new Icon Series basses have excellent playability and premium features usually reserved for boutique instruments, and because we sell direct to you, you can design a fully-custom USA-made bass at a price that can't be beat. Hundreds of available options allow you to order your Icon exactly the way you want it.

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 Icon IC5 five-string bass. 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 IC5 is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.

construction neck-through
scale length 34"
body alder
neck maple w/ two high-strength carbon-fiber reinforcing rods and fully-adjustable dual action truss rod
fingerboard ebony, 14" radius
inlays white pearl dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
neck width 1.75" wide @ nut, 2.75" wide @ 24th fret
hardware chrome
bridge Hipshot™ A-style with strings-through-body
string spacing .670" (1.7 cm)
tuners Carvin Guitars premium bass tuners, 20:1 ratio
frets 24 stainless steel medium-jumbo, .103 wide X .048 tall
pickups Kiesel Radium KRH radius top alnico humbucker pickup in the neck and bridge; optional Kiesel Radium KRJ single-coil pickups, optional neck SCP split-coil pickup
electronics 18V active/passive electronics, master volume/push-pull active passive switch, pickup blend, stacked concentric bass/treble, stacked concentric mid with sweep
strings Dunlop Super Brights
dimensions 45 3/8" long, 12.5" wide, 1 5/8" thick body
average weight 9.25 lbs