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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Kauer dealer!
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The Kauer Banshee Deluxe retains the same neck thru construction that makes the Banshee so unique, but adds a maple top for a distinct sonic flavor. Measuring ¼” thick in the middle and 1/8” on the wings, it imparts a bite and tightness not heard in the standard Banshee and pairs especially well with humbucking pickups. Nonetheless, the body maintains the thin dimensions, comfortable contours and lively response of its namesake. If this isn’t exactly the Banshee you are looking for, feel free to contact us for a custom order to spec one out exactly to your liking!
What Do We Think?
There’s nothing plain about this “plain top” Banshee Deluxe! Doug picked out an amazing piece of maple for the top, and the Lemon Burst finish has just the perfect insinuation of burst without concealing any of the figure in the wood. The sustain on this guitar is extraordinary. Plugged in or not, it grabs onto every note you play. The low end is powerful and tight. The upper mids pack a welcome punch and the high end is crisp and defined as you stack your drives or crank your amp. For those familiar with the Wolfetone lineup, the Kauerbucker bridge pickup is wound slightly hotter than the Legend and the neck pickup is slightly underwound to keep the mids nice and open in the mahogany body. They utilize fully-charged Alnico II magnets for a tone that is vintage at heart but just the right amount of hot (especially on the bridge pickup).
How Does It Play?
This is a very graceful instrument to play, but still has the muscle to get your rock ‘n’ roll mojo flowing. The frets are PLEK’d, polished and dressed beautifully. The string action is just 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and well under that on the high E, without any buzz. The symmetrical C neck profile leans towards a vintage 50s Gibson C, yet fits in the hand with ease.
Weight: 7lb 4oz
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Top: Eastern Maple
Back: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Top: Lemon Burst
Neck Profile: C
1st Fret: .89”
12th Fret: 1.04”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: TonePros Nashville
Talipiece: TonePros Stop-Tailpiece
Tuners: Kluson Banjo
Control Layout: 2 Vol / 2 Tone + 3 way switch
Pickups: Wolfetone KauerBuckers