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Brand New w/ 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?
This is a versatile pickup pairing and one that makes particularly good use of the Eastern Maple top and Spanish Mahogany body. This guitar acoustically has a really nice lower midrange resonance that adds wonderful body to every note. The Lollar Mini Humbucker in the neck has a nice blend of signature creamy humbucker tone combined with a tight bass response and clear pick attack.
The middle position maintains the deep character of the guitar along with a little more snap and immediacy to the upper register. It exhibits a slight quack that can be very useful in covering parts you might typically reserve for a single-coil guitar.
The Lollar Imperial in the bridge is incredibly reminiscent of a Les Paul with all the woody midrange growl you get out of a nice vintage example. The bottom end extends deep enough to fill out thick rhythm tones before rolling off. The top end is likewise tapered off at the sweet spot. Without delivering extraneous top end, it cuts where you really need it.
How Does It Play?
The neck on this guitar sets up beautifully. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and even lower on the high E string, all without any buzz thanks to the PLEK job Doug does in-house on every guitar. The neck bears a medium C profile with a distinctly vintage leaning, full in the hand but comfortable from the first fret to the last.
Weight: 6lb 8oz
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: Tobacco Burst
Back: Brown Mahogany
Neck: Brown Mahogany
Neck Profile: Standard C
1st Fret: .85”
12th Fret: 1.02”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: TonePros Nashville Tune-o-Matic
Talipiece: TonePros Stop Tail
Tuners: Kluson Banjo
Control Layout: 2 Vol / 2 Tone & 3-Way Switch
Neck Pickup: Lollar “Deluxe” Mini Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Imperial Humbucker