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Is Kiesel worth the wait?

ESW

Inspired
This is my latest Kiesel...a NZ6H in Light Blue Satin over Jet Black Satin. I swapped the Lithiums (which I find too bright and harsh) for some DiMarzio Air Classics. The NZ6H also features a walnut neck, which feels awesome.

Oh my god. That's beautiful.
 

Henry

Inspired
I think so...my other 4 Kiesel bolt-ons are the same way. I also have 2 set-neck Kiesels and 6 neck-throughs.
I double-checked a picture of the O7 I sold last. The plate for the electronics is indeed sunk. The plate for the trem was just screwed on top!
 

lyricbread

Experienced
Kiesel definitely makes some very beautiful guitars. The amount of customization options is just mind boggling. But with any guitar, I’d have to be able to thoroughly audition one before ordering. Unfortunately, they leave little option for doing so.

Maybe when this pandemic is over I’ll make the trek over to the west coast to try out a few.
 

lyricbread

Experienced
This is my latest Kiesel...a NZ6H in Light Blue Satin over Jet Black Satin. I swapped the Lithiums (which I find too bright and harsh) for some DiMarzio Air Classics. The NZ6H also features a walnut neck, which feels awesome.

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I normally don’t fancy block inlays, but on this guitar, it just works. Good choice! Beautiful guitar!
 

Kamil Kisiel

Power User
I double-checked a picture of the O7 I sold last. The plate for the electronics is indeed sunk. The plate for the trem was just screwed on top!
The trem cavity needs extra depth, it would be too shallow with a sunken back plate.

I own 3 Kiesels now and all the control cavity plates are sunken, well shielded, and also use inserts for the screws instead of going right into the wood. It's a nice touch.
 

OrganicZed

Inspired
The trem cavity needs extra depth, it would be too shallow with a sunken back plate.

I own 3 Kiesels now and all the control cavity plates are sunken, well shielded, and also use inserts for the screws instead of going right into the wood. It's a nice touch.

Kiesel (to my knowledge) is the only company using threaded inserts instead of threading the screws directly into the bodies of their guitars. I wish other companies would start doing that too because it makes a ton of sense. Why wouldn't you want to ensure that you're not going to strip out the threads on the screws that you're removing and replacing on a semi-regular basis?
 

Henry

Inspired
Kiesel indeed has a lot going for them. Unfortunately I dislike most of their headstock designs. I only really like the Osiris and Vader headstocks :).
 

Kamil Kisiel

Power User
Kiesel indeed has a lot going for them. Unfortunately I dislike most of their headstock designs. I only really like the Osiris and Vader headstocks :).
The modern 3+3 headstock is quite nice. Straight string pull unlike most 3x3s. The tiny 4+2 headstock like on the Holdsworth models is nice too, can't say I really like the others much.
 
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