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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?
Always a combination that hits a home run! The Lollar Staple P-90 in the neck is hollowed out a touch in the midrange for a tone that is warm and woody in the mahogany body. The Alnico bar magnet pole pieces endow it with nice string clarity on top that doesn’t get lost in the warmth.
The Wolfetone Meaner P-90 in the bridge position will hit home among humbucker players with its meaty midrange and a high end that is tamed but still cuts. It is EQ’d to perfection. The two pickups pair seamlessly in the middle position, with each pickup’s unique approach to the midrange leaving ample room for the other. This position has loads of shimmer in the highs and mids and a tight, even spanky low end.
We can add a Bigsby to any Kauer Banshee with a tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece using the Vibramate system, just like Doug used to do. He has stopped offering Bigsby's because they have become difficult to get ahold of. But we have them in stock ready to install, and Doug has authorized us to put them on for any customers that want one!
How Does It Play?
Like a dream. 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 fretbuzz. The neck is PLEK’d to perfection. The medium C profile is unabashedly generous and comfortable at first touch. This particular mahogany body is extremely lightweight, and notably resonant and lively before you even plug in.
Weight: 6lb 7oz
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Top: Spanish Mahogany
Back: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Back: Vintage Brown
Neck: Vintage Brown
Neck Profile: Standard C
1st Fret: .89”
1st Fret: 1.03”
Width at Nut: 1.7”
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
Neck Pickup: Lollar Staple P-90
Bridge Pickup: Wolfetone K90 (“Meaner P-90”)