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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Kauer Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the actual instrument you will receive.
The Kauer Banshee features indelibly classic looks, comfortable contours and formidable tone. The mahogany body is slim but exceptionally resonant, assertive but stunningly agile. This is an instrument with the muscle to stand out in a mix and the poise to play nice with the rest of the band. 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?
It’s tough to get past the weight on this one! 5lb 11oz. Seriously! A real shoulder-saver, and yet not light on tone. The first thing that strikes us when playing the guitar is the bounce that it has in the middle register. Try getting that out of your average Gibson. The snap of the strings is reminiscent of a good Tele, yet the tone is thick with just the right touch of P-90 snarl. The ABM Wraparound bridge is superbly lively and gives every note a buoyancy that rises above in the mix.
The Wolfetone P-90 tracks exceedingly well with the tone knob. Rolling it back a hair subdues the bite of the P-90 if you’re after a smoother, mellower delivery. This works particularly well for fattening up your clean tones while maintaining a beautiful sparkle on top. For the perfect overdrive tones, we dig the tone knob all the way up to get the front end of your tube amp really singing.
The guitar also features a 2-way slider switch to engage a “cocked wah” tone circuit. It’s real fat and a little honky. The top end bleeds through just the right amount to keep things articulate, and you have this wonderfully unique midrange character to work with. Think “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits.
Photos do not do justice to the Sky Blue Flake finish! In photos the guitars may appear to be just a cross between a Pelham Blue and an Iced Blue Metallic. But in reality, the finish is much more vibrant than either. Doug’s use of a variety of flake sizes in his metal flake finishes really cause them to dance under the light. We haven’t seen anyone do them better.
How Does It Play?
Incredible. Doug PLEKs the necks on his guitars and the results are undeniable. Of course, the entire guitar displays expert craftsmanship that all comes together the moment you pick it up. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and all the way down to 3/64” on the high E, without buzz. The medium C neck profile is classic but comfortable.
Weight: 5lb 11oz
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Back: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Top: Sky Blue Flake
Back: Sky Blue Flake
Neck: Sky Blue Flake
Neck Profile: Standard C
1st Fret: 0.88”
12th Fret: 1.01”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: ABM Wraparound
Tuners: Rickard Banjo
Control Layout: Master Volume, Master Tone
Switches: Cocked Wah
Pickup: Wolfetone K90