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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?
Even topped off with the flame maple cap, this guitar weighs just 7lb! The Wolfetone “KauerBuckers” are a modified wind of the standard Wolfetone Legend pair, spec’d to be the perfect fit for the Banshee. The bridge is wound slightly hotter and the neck pickup 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 packs just the right amount of heat.
The pickup set is unpotted, giving it that perfectly-desirable upper midrange clarity. The bridge pickup has a wide, balanced midrange rather than a nasal mid hump. It nails everything from Jimmy Paige to James Hetfield. The neck position is fat and smooth yet has good pick definition. Don’t be afraid to throw some gain its way! It takes kindly to big arpeggios, thick chords, and lead lines alike.
How Does It Play?
PLEK’d and ready! The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and 3/64” on the high E. There is no fretbuzz. The neck profile measures a little bit slimmer on this one than on most Banshees, perhaps bridging the gap between a D and a full C. It is sleek and comfortable but still leaves plenty to hold onto!
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Top: Flame Maple
Back: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Top: Violet Blue Burst
Back: Purple Burst
Neck: Purple Burst
Neck Profile: Standard C
1st Fret: 0.87”
12th Fret: 0.93”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: TonePros Nashville Tune-o-Matic
Talipiece: TonePros Stop Tail
Tuners: Rickard Banjo
Control Layout: 2 Vol / 2 Tone / 3-Way switch
Pickups: Wolfetone KauerBuckers