Kiesel Guitars Unveils the A2 Bass
Kiesel Guitars has updated its Aries model to introduce the A2, aka the Aries 2. Hailed as a complete revamp of the instrument, the A2 is offered as a guitar or a bass model.
“This second iteration uses modern engineering and design to maximize comfort and playability. Though the original Aries is famous for those two qualities, the A2 tweaks the placement and contours of various features to emphasize another kind of feel. It is important, however, to note that the Aries and its two spin-offs, the NA and ATS, will still be offered by Kiesel Guitars.”
The key upgrades to the A2 bass include a new offset body that mimics headless models with a smaller body on the treble side and a full-size on the bass side. Its neck has an extra-sculpted and radiused heel for better access to the upper frets.
Another key feature is their newly-designed “Tritium” pickups, which the company says offers a modern, progressive sound. A Darkglass preamp option is also available.
The A2 bass is offered in four, five, and six-string versions with a multi-scale neck option. They’re open to order now, with prices starting at $1,799.
Kiesel Guitars A2 Bass Specs:
|Scale Length:||34″ or Multiscale|
|Neck:||Tung-oiled Maple With two High-strength Carbon-fiber Reinforcing Rods and Fully-adjustable Dual Action Truss Rod|
|Fingerboard:||Ebony With 14″ Radius|
|Frets:||24 Medium-jumbo Stainless Steel Frets, .103 Wide x .048 Tall|
|Inlays:||White Pearl Dots With Standard Black-ring Luminlay Super Blue Side Dots|
|Pickups:||Kiesel Radium krh Radius Humbuckers|
|Electronics:||18v Active/Passive Electronics, Master Volume/Push-pull Active Passive Switch, Pickup Blend, Stacked Concentric Bass/Treble|
|Strings:||Dunlop Super Brights|
|Tuners:||Kiesel Premium Tuners, 20:1 Ratio|
|Bridge:||Hipshot A-style Bridge, Hipshot Triple Locking Solo Saddle Bridge for Multi-scale|
|Weight:||7.5 lbs to 7.95 Lbs|