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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Kauer Dealer.
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Straight from the mouth of the builder: “The Starliner. This simple slab-bodied rock and roll MONSTER brings Kauer Guitars right back to its roots! Built out of a slab of Spanish Mahogany with a matching one-piece Spanish Mahogany neck, our Starliners remind us of Kalamazoo's finest era. Huge, in your face tone coupled with unexpected warmth and clarity.” And this Deluxe model adds a Maple cap to top it all off.
What Do We Think?
We hear a Les Paul with a little less honk and a bit more air in the midrange. The top end is lively and snappy. The bottom is woody and resonant. The Wolfetone KauerBucker pickups exude a sweet and chimey ceiling, and an articulate midrange that intensifies the heavier you pick. With dirt the bottom stays fat but tight. Even through a clean amp, the guitar has a long and rich sustain.
You’ll probably find yourself making equal use of all three pickup settings. The bridge has a beautiful bark when pushing an overdriven amp, without falling prey to a nasal midrange. Think dry and snappy. The neck position KauerBucker has a sweet midrange vowel, almost like a wah pedal cocked halfway back but without the loss of clarity and definition. And the middle position is where it’s at for some crisp, compressed note attack with a broad EQ palette.
How Does It Play?
This guitar balances really nicely in your lap with a perfectly-proportioned waist. The neck profile is a comfortable round C all the way up, measuring .87” at the 1st fret and .95” at the 12th. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and only 3/64” on the high E. No buzz. The frets are perfectly dressed.
Weight: 6lb 15oz
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Top: Ambrosia Maple
Back: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Top: Cherry Sunburst
Back: Natural Brown
Neck: Natural Brown
Neck Profile: C
1st Fret: .87”
12th Fret: .95”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-Matic
Talipiece: TonePros Stop Tailpiece
Tuners: Sperzel Open-Back Locking
Control Layout: 1 Vol / 1 Tone / 3-way switch
Pickups: Wolfetone KauerBuckers