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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 an Eastern Maple cap to top it all off.
What Do We Think?
For starters, we dig it! For tonal quality, think a Les Paul with more air and less honk. It fills out the tonal spectrum without the nasal nose of many other ‘bucker guitars. The Wolfetone KauerBucker pickups have a very balanced frequency response with a controlled low end, a sweet and chimey ceiling, and an articulate midrange that intensifies the heavier you pick. Even through a clean amp, the guitar has a long and rich sustain. With dirt, the bottom stays tight and the upper midrange really blooms with a little added sizzle when you dig in. The two pickups provide distinct but complimentary flavors, and the middle position is perfect for big shimmering clean tones with some nice natural compression.
How Does It Play?
This guitar fits really nicely in your lap with a perfectly-proportioned waist. Standing up, the 7lb 1oz feels pretty great on the shoulder too. The neck profile is a comfortable round C all the way up, measuring .87” at the 1st fret and .93” at the 12th. We say this on every Kauer, but these PLEK’d necks set up so darn low. 4/64” across all strings at the 12th fret with plenty of room to bend or dig in without buzz.
Weight: 7lb 1oz (Kauer has it at 7lb 3oz but their scale reads a bit heavy!)
The Mono Vertigo hybrid case is included and gives you ultimate flexibility along with superb protection.
Top: Eastern Maple
Back: Spanish Mahogany
Neck: Spanish Mahogany
Back: Vintage Brown
Neck: Vintage Brown
Neck Profile: C
1st Fret: .87”
12th Fret: .93”
Width at Nut: 1.70”
Fretwire: Jescar 47095NS
Bridge: TonePros Nashville
Talipiece: TonePros Stop Tailpiece
Tuners: Sperzel Open Back Locking
Control Layout: 1 Vol / 1 Tone / 3-way switch
Pickups: Wolfetone KauerBuckers