got the Kiesel lithium pickups right?
Yessir! They are very lundgren-esque so that should be perfect for this beast.
I've never liked the Kiesel stained fretboards, they just look so weird to me.
They look insane in person. I wasn't huge on them until I saw them at NAMM.
Great Idea - and what a great marketing exercise - bespoke guitar design - someone who knows their stuff guides a customer to making a selection suited to their needs - i know custom shops have come and gone and some companies are still doing it in to a degree ( and charging the world for it) but this is great to see - cant wait for the finished product!
Thank you, and yeah, it just makes so much more sense!
Compared to a standard carvin build, the Kiesel editions get an upcharge of $2000 iirc. The upside is, Jeff Kiesel builds your guitar, selects some insane woods, does some insane flame or quilted tops and gives you an instrument that looks 100000 times better than most custom shops can offer... At a price that absolutely destroys other custom shops. For scope, a Kiesel edition will run you probably around 4-5000 bucks, but that same exact spec guitar, through a maker like ESP, would easily cost triple that.
I'm expecting this to be on par with some of the PRS PS I have had, we'll see how it ends up being.
I'm a big fan of the PRS Private Stock guitars...mainly as works of art...( some of those with amazing flames - on front, back and neck - just blow me away ). So if Jeff is doing something similar for 4-5K....i think he's on a winner!
Yeah they are good guitars. I've had 2 PRS Private Stocks before and they sound great, but the radius and necks were not from me. I'm expecting this to be of the same quality.