Kiesel Guitars teamed up with TesseracT bassist Amos Williams to create the Vader AW5 Signature headless bass. The new model is based on the Vader bass with several differences including a 34-inch scale 23-fret fingerboard, and a single high output HB series humbucker.
As with all Kiesel and Carvin instruments, the AW5 is available with a number of options. Standard features include an alder body, a maple neck with carbon-fiber reinforcement, and an ebony fingerboard. The AW5 comes with an active 2-band preamp with a push-pull tone knob to toggle into passive mode. The bass’s average weight is 8.5 pounds.
The Kiesel Guitars Vader AW5 Signature Headless Bass is available for order now with a direct price of $1,449.
Kiesel Guitars Vader AW5 Signature Headless Bass Specs:
|Construction:||Neck Through Body|
|Neck:||Maple With Two High-Strength Carbon-Fiber Reinforcing Rods and Fully-Adjustable Dual Action Truss Rod|
|Fingerboard:||Ebony, 14″ Radius|
|Inlays:||White Pearl Dots With Standard Black-Ring Luminlay Super Blue Side Dots|
|Neck Dimensions:||1.78″ Wide @ Nut, 3.0″ Wide @ 24th Fret; 0.79″ Thick at 1st Fret, 0.92″ Thick at 12th Fret|
|Bridge:||Hipshot With .75″ (19Mm) String Space|
|Nut:||Kiesel Locking Nut System (Accepts Standard Strings)|
|Frets:||23 Medium-Jumbo, .103 Wide X .048 Tall|
|Pickup:||HB5 Alnico Humbucker|
|Electronics:||Active Electronics, Master Volume, Pull-Up Tone Control/Passive Mode, Stacked Concentric Bass/Treble Cut/Boost|
|Strings:||Dunlop Super Brights|
|Dimensions:||38 1/4″ Long, 12 3/8″ Wide, 1 5/8″ Thick Body|
|Average Weight:||8.5 Pounds|