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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Kauer Dealer.
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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?
Give her a strum! You’ll feel the body resonate against your picking arm and hear that gorgeously dry and immediate attack that you associate with the best pieces of mahogany. But plugged in is where the true magic happens thanks to the pair of TV Jones PowerTron pickups.
The neck position is warm and sweet. It provides a bit more clarity in the midrange than you would get from a PAF-styled humbucker in the neck. The note attack is a little more crisp and this position is an absolute delight to play through a big clean amp.
The middle position is almost a beefed-up Strat. The bottom end is tight, the attack is spanky, and the top end is bold but not too bright. Whether soaking in every note of a big open chord or diving into the rhythmic intensity of artists like Nile Rodgers, this position knows how to deliver.
The bridge position gives a hauntingly pure delivery to your clean tones, but is just as suited to cranking up the gain. It has a more focused midrange than the neck position, paired with a poignant top end that knows just where to taper off. As you dial up some dirt, you can roll back the tone knob a bit to nail some ZZ Top and then go further for some fuzzy cocked wah tones.
How Does It Play?
The frets are PLEK’d to perfection, polished and dressed smoothly from every angle. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and even less on the high E, without buzz anywhere on the neck. The C profile is unabashedly familiar at first touch, leaning on the substantial side to really get your mojo working.
Weight: 6lb 12oz
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
Top: Blue Sky Flake
Back: Vintage Brown
Neck: Vintage Brown
Neck Profile: Standard C
1st Fret: .88”
1st Fret: 1.02”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-Matic
Talipiece: TonePros Stop-Tailpiece
Tuners: Rickard Banjo
Control Layout: 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 3-way toggle
Neck Pickup: TV Jones PowerTron
Bridge Pickup: TV Jones PowerTron Plus