Custom Shop Woods
The Delos HD6 headless guitar is one part vintage, one part modern, and all Kiesel. It has a classically styled body with a pickguard, but in a headless configuration like our other popular headless models. It features a body made from alder, which is a high-quality tone wood used by many manufacturers because of its relative light weight and fine resonating tone. Alder has a subtle and attractive grain that looks great in any of Kiesel Guitars' many finishes, including solid colors, translucent finishes and our metallic solid finishes. Although alder is the standard wood, optional woods such as swamp ash, maple, mahogany, walnut and koa are available, all of which have their own tonal characteristics. You can add premium top woods, such as AAAA flamed maple, AAAA quilted maple, flamed koa, and California Claro walnut. All of the Custom Shop's neck and fingerboard woods undergo a long conditioning process in our de-humidification chambers to remove any stress in the wood and prevent future warping or twisting, and our woods are carefully hand-selected and inspected to ensure your new Delos headless will be free of natural defects.

Kiesel Guitars Sculpted Neck Heel
Delos Sculpted Neck Heel
The neck of the HD6 is made from quartersawn eastern hard rock maple with a tung oil finish for smooth, fast playing. If you like, you can choose from any of Kiesel Guitars' optional woods for the neck, such as koa or mahogany. Multi-laminate necks in 3 and 5-piece combinations of our available neck woods are also offered.

The HD6 features a standard 25.5" scale ebony fingerboard with white pearl dot inlays, a 14" radius and 24 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets. You can choose from a wide assortment of fingerboard options, including royal ebony, maple, birdseye maple, bloodwood, flamed maple or zebrawood fingerboards; dot, block or diamond inlays in mother-of-pearl or genuine abalone along with blocks or diamonds in black acrylic; and fingerboard radii of 10" or 12". Medium-jumbo stainless steel frets are standard; Kiesel Guitars also offers a number of other fretwire options, including jumbo stainless and gold EVO. The "Rapid Play" low action neck assures effortless playability throughout the entire fingerboard, while the deep lower cutaway and sloped neck heel allows easy access all the way up to the 24th fret. The fully-adjustable dual action truss rod allows you to set the action exactly the way you want it, and dual carbon-fiber reinforcing rods make the neck remarkably stable. Our fully-computerized CNC machinery guarantees a neck pocket which the bolt-on neck will fit perfectly in to, increasing stability and sustain.

The standard Hipshot™ headless bridge provides the ultimate in sustain. We also offer the popular Kiesel-designed Hipshot X Tremolo. Standard hardware is black. A white multi-laminate pickguard is standard, with black, white pearl and red tortoiseshell optional. The pickguard is engraved with the "K" logo; a first for Kiesel Guitars.

The HD6 is equipped with Kiesel Beryllium humbuckers in the neck and bridge position, and optional single-single-humbucker (SSH) and single-single-single (SSS) configurations are also offered. Controls consist of a master volume and tone control with a 5-way blade pickup selector. The standard "top hat" volume and tone knobs are available in white or black (standard), or can be upgraded with black metal dome knobs.

Kiesel Guitars also offers the Delos HD7, which is the 7-string variant. Like the HD6, the HD7 can be ordered with Kiesel Guitars' wide assortment of Custom Shop options.