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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 Does Josh Think?
Oh my goodness! I expected my first impressions with a maple fretboard Banshee to be a bit bright, maybe even brash. Boy was I wrong. Yes, it’s punchy. And it has a gorgeous shimmer across all three pickup positions. But it has roundness and depth as well due to the Spanish Mahogany body. So I stand corrected. The best word I can think of to describe it is “sweet.”
The Wolfetone P90’s have never sounded more vibrant and open… and they’re already a pickup that we love with the standard wenge Banshee fretboard configuration. They always have loads of character; a throaty midrange in the neck, a defined bite in the bridge. But the maple takes them to a new level of 3-dimensional. Every note of a chord rings through. From warmth in the neck to sparkle in the middle to a nice grind in the bridge, it’s all there.
They say not all that glitters is gold. But this one sure is! It’s hard to capture on camera but the mix of metal flake sizes causes the light to dance with every movement of the guitar. Doug found a beautiful cut of flame maple for the fretboard. All around, from tones to appearance, this is going to be one hard Banshee to beat.
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?
The C profile neck is nice and full, but comfortable as always. Measures 0.88” at the first fret and 1.02” at the 12th. The PLEK work (and fretwork in general) is superb. 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, all without buzz.
Weight: 6lb 12oz
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Material: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Top: Amethyst Purple Flake
Back: Amethyst Purple Flake
Neck: Amethyst Purple Flake
Neck Profile: Standard C
1st Fret: .88”
12th Fret: 1.02”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretboard: Flamed Maple
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Inlays: Offset Dots
Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-Matic
Talipiece: TonePros Stop Tail
Tuners: Rickard Banjo
Control Layout: 2 Vol / 2 Tone / 3-Way Switch
Neck Pickup: Wolfetone K90
Bridge Pickup: Wolfetone K90