Kiesel partners with shred god Andy James for the ultra-customizable AJ2

Kiesel AJ2
(Image credit: Kiesel Guitars)

Kiesel has announced the second addition to its Andy James series of electric guitars, the AJ2.

Following the AJ6E – which was released two years ago – the AJ2 features several design changes, including the removal of a carved top, solid color options – instead of the burst aesthetic found on the AJ6E – and a bolt-on rather than a neck-through construction.

Available in both six- and seven-string configurations – and with both Hipshot and EverTune bridge options – most specs on the AJ2 are customizable, though the options have been set by James himself.

Non-customizable features include Polarity active dual-mode pickups, black chrome hardware, and black pickup poles. Further to this, customers have complete reign over the top and body woods, fingerboard material, finish and more.

Price-wise, the AJ2 with a Hipshot fixed bridge is available for $1,499 and $1,549 for a six- or seven-string, respectively, while the EverTune-equipped version is available for $1,799 and $1,849 in six- and seven-string configurations, respectively.

For more information, head over to Kiesel Guitars.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.