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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Kauer Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the exact 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?
This one features an incredibly versatile pickup duo! The Lollar Imperial in the bridge has a warm, smooth midrange and a transparent top end. The depth of the mahogany body and resonance of the neck-thru design really shine through on clean tones. But turn up some gain to take it to a whole new level; the Imperial has a nice snarl that comes alive through an overdrive.
The Lollar Firebird in the neck has plenty of body on bottom, but has a lightning fast response and brilliant pick attack. There’s a touch of the compression of a traditional humbucker, but just a hint. The midrange is nice and open, so if you find a typical humbucker in the neck to be a bit muddy then you’re sure to appreciate the extra clarity this pickup brings to the table. It is reminiscent of the neck position of a Tele but with a bit more output, delivering beautiful cleans and bluesy dirt tones on command.
The middle position mixes the snap and clarity of the neck position with the punch and power of the bridge. The result is an exceedingly lively tone, almost like adding an exciter to a track in the mix. Perhaps the big surprise is just how good this position sounds with some dirt!
Holding this guitar on stage all night is no problem, with it weighing in at just 6lb 11oz. The lightweight Rickard banjo tuners and the position of the neck heel strap button eradicate the neck dive that plagues other Firebird designs, so you won’t have to worry about that either!
How Does It Play?
PLEK’d to perfection. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and nearly down to 3/64” on the high E without any buzz. The C profile is a generously-endowed medium C, bold but instantly comfortable.
Weight: 6lb 11oz
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Body: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Neck Profile: Standard C
1st Fret: 0.90”
1st Fret: 1.02”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: TonePros Nashville
Talipiece: TonePros Stop Tail
Tuners: Rickard Banjo
Control Layout: 2 Vol / 2 Tone / 3-Way Toggle
Neck Pickup: Lollar Firebird
Bridge Pickup: Lollar Imperial