Kiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop announce the all-new Vader Series headless guitars. Available in 6, 7 and 8 string models, the 27″ scale Vader is one of the most revolutionary instruments Kiesel Carvin have produced, and generated huge amounts of positive buzz at NAMM 2015…

These are the first new models to carry the Kiesel badge, as part of the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop breaking off into its own company. The Vader Series are constructed from wood, not composites, so their tone isn’t a radical departure from our traditional models. The Vader Series is made in the USA, and loaded with features, along with having Kiesel Guitars full compliment of Custom Shop options available.

The V8 is unique among headless guitars. It has a body made from alder, which is a high-quality tone wood used by many manufacturers because of it’s relative light weight and and fine resonating tone. Alder has a subtle and attractive grain that looks great in any of Carvin Guitars’ many finishes, including solid colors, translucent finishes and our metallic solid finishes. Optional chambering the body reduces the already light weight of the instrument, making the V8 comfortable to play for hours on end.

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  • Construction: neck through
  • Body: Alder
  • Dimensions: 31.5″ long, 1.66″ thick body, 12″ wide body
  • Neck: Eastern hardrock maple
  • Truss rod: 2-way adjustable truss rod and dual carbon-fiber rods for additional strength & stability
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard radius: 20″
  • Inlays: MOP diamonds
  • Frets: 24 medium-jumbo nickel silver, .103 wide X .048 tall
  • Scale length: 27″ (25.5″ optional)
  • Neck width:2.15″ wide @ nut, .796″ thick @ 1st fret, .894″ thick @ 12th fret, 3.01″ wide @ 24th fret
  • Pickups: Kiesel K12 humbuckers
  • Electronics: master volume/tone controls, 5-way lever switch
  • Hardware: black
  • Bridge: Hipshot™ hardtail
  • Strings: 1074 standard single-ball end strings
  • Average weight: 6.4 lbs
  • Country manufactured: USA

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