LIMITED TIME! Take $100 off this model, and 50% off options! The V59K 5-string bass, part of Kiesel Guitars and the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop's new Vanquish Series bolt-neck basses, is a radical departure from our other bolt-neck basses, yet maintains the Custom Shop's reputation for superior build quality, unbeatable tone, excellent playability, and a long list of available options. The many new features of the Vanquish Series put these basses in a class by themselves, and Kiesel Guitars is excited to offer bassists the ultimate instrument, available in 4, 5 and 6 string configurations. Many bassists prefer the sound of a bolt-neck bass, which is generally described as "more punchy" than a set-neck or neck-through bass. The V59K is made in the USA, and is loaded with features generally only found in boutique instruments. However, because we sell direct to you, you don't have to pay a boutique price for your new V59K. With hundreds of options available, you can build your V59K exactly the way you want it, and be the proud owner of an instrument that will last you 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 Vanquish V59K. 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 V59K is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.

Vanquish V59K Specifications:

construction bolt-on neck
scale length 34"
body alder with smooth comfortable neck heel and 5-bolt neck
neck tung-oiled maple with two high-strength carbon-fiber reinforcing rods and fully-adjustable dual action truss rod; 3 X 2 headstock with Kiesel logo
fingerboard ebony, 14" radius
inlays white pearl dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
neck dimensions 1.77" wide @ nut, 3.05" wide @ 24th fret; .79" thick @ 1st fret, .86" thick at 12th fret
hardware chrome
bridge Hipshot™ A-style with strings-through-body or top loading; wide .75" (19mm) string spacing
tuners Carvin premium tuners, 20:1 ratio
frets 24 stainless steel medium-jumbo, .103 wide X .048 tall
pickup Kiesel Radium KRH radius top alnico humbucker pickup in the neck and bridge
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" long, 13 5/8" wide, 1 5/8" thick body
average weight 9.3 pounds