Discussion in 'NAMM 2018 Discussions' started by Mike Francis, Jan 25, 2018.
I watched that live. I want one of the new Osiris models. Preferably with the new Berylium pickups that just came out as well. Though I did really dig that Zeus with a headstock too.. Anyone want to buy some Chapmans so I can get one?? LOL. Maybe a Reverend 12 String? (Sort of hate to part with that one though).
those are cool looking guitars
hmmm... sounds verrrrry interesting but didn't see one with head-stock. Although it may look / feel too similar to my Aries since beveled & 25.5" scale? Only other thing is they don't offer either of them with anything under 14" radius & not be option50 (non returnable). My other two Carvin/Kiesels are 14" radius but I much prefer 12" for electrics. They do look killer though... get one Ralph!
The headstock was shown briefly in the op video i believe, but only on the Zeus. I dont know if its an option on the Osiris. They might just say to get an Aries . i watched it live and they had some streaming issues so maybe it got cut out above. My Bolt has a 12 radius I like that on strats. Radius never made much of a difference to me. After having a Holdsworth headless and an Aries Multiscale with 20 inch radii I dont think either would play or feel as well with lessthan 14 which, if I recall, was talked about by Jeff in a video. The Osiris is just slightly different than he Aries.
It will be a bit bedore I get one. I need to sell my Chapmans and maybe my Reverend 12 string (thoughmimsortof want to keep the 12). I have a real nice Vintage I would sell but know one in the US knows the brand. ihve tried twicw with zero interest except extreme lowball offers. i will keep it. Its very nice. I just play my Kiesels.
yeah electric's radius used to not matter but psoratic arthritis changes life drastically, & just that slight radius curve really translates to longer time before pain gets too bad. Play comfort is super critical for me. My entire method & style has had to really change too on electric. It's kinda odd tho because on acoustic I do a lot of flatpicking bg fiddle tunes, & the nature of that playing (without really holding long time per note) actually doesn't hurt as quick even though all my acoustic radii are at 16" (& some have wider 1.75" nut). It's just a style thing... when playing an electric more chord holds & intricate positions are hard to do very long at all.
& I'm guessing the headstock on a headless is prob an option50, & really would look like an Aries with added bevel behind bridge too. What I want is another 25" scale guitar with 12" radius (but not another PRS).
Sorry to hear that. I do understand. I am not without issues. Sarcoidosis has caused nerve damage and I get rheumatoid Type pain. I also have Dupuytren's in both hands and while my left pinkie is starting to curl a little it hasn't affected me as much as I thought it would.