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Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series

Kiesel Guitars has introduced a bass version of their Vader Series of instruments. Available in four, five, and six-string versions, the basses feature a headless design with a compact, beveled body for ergonomics.

Kiesel Guitars Vader Headless Bass Series Basses

Each version has 24 frets and a 34-inch scale, though the option of a 30-inch short scale is available. Standard features include an alder body, a carbon fiber reinforced Eastern hard rock maple neck, a Hipshot bridge, and Kiesel’s radiused-top RADHV humbuckers. As Kiesel instruments can be modified, the Vader series has options ranging from woods used to pickups and electronics.

The Kiesel Guitars Vader Bass Series are available now with prices of $1,299 for the VB4, $1,349 for the VB5, and $1,399 for the VB6.

Kiesel Guitars Vader Bass Series Standard Specs:

Construction:Neck Through Body
Scale Length:34″ (30″ Short Scale Available at No Charge)
Body:Alder
Neck:Maple With Two High-Strength Carbon-Fiber Reinforcing Rods and Fully-Adjustable Dual Action Truss Rod
Fingerboard:Ebony, 14″ Radius
Inlays:Diamond Mother-Of-Pearl
Hardware:Black
Bridge:Hipshot
Nut:Kiesel Locking Nut System (Accepts Standard Strings)
Frets:24 Medium-Jumbo, .103 Wide X .048 Tall
Pickup:RADHV Radius Top Alnico Humbucker Pickup in the Neck and Bridge
Electronics:Passive Electronics, Master Volume, Pickup Blend, Tone Control
Strings:Dunlop Super Brights
Average Weight:8 Pounds for 4-string, 8.5 Pounds for 5-string, 8.75 Pounds for 6-String

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Kiesel Guitars