From their workshop in Elk Grove, California, Doug Kauer and his team of self-proclaimed "bearded wizards" build eye-catching, rock-n-roll-inspired axes that push the electric guitar to a new level of precision. Kauer Guitars are built for the stage—not only do they look the part with their stunning finishes, but each one is meticulously crafted to be a tool ready for any job.
The Starliner Express returns to the roots of the Kauer line with a simple, offset slab-body. Its body and neck are both Spanish Mahogany, which is not only lightweight but also highly resonant. The unique single-cutaway body shape maximizes the dynamic range while also providing effortless access into the upper register.
This 2021 Starliner Express (serial #1026-152) features a popping Caddy Green top finish with a gold pickguard and gold hardware. Every detail is high-end, and the Wenge fingerboard and Jescar frets are PLEK-ed to optimize the setup. For pickups, it is outfitted with Wolftone Kauerbuckers, a faithful PAF recreation with a distinct Kauer twist. The gold foil covers are a perfect fit for the green/gold motif. This is a stylish axe!
- Body: Spanish Mahogany
- Neck: Spanish mahogany
- Finish: Caddy Green Top, Vintage Brown Back
- Body Binding: White
- Neck Profile: C (0.87" at 1st, 0.93" at 12th)
- Nut Width: 1.70"
- Fingerboard: Wenge w/ Keystone inlays
- Fingerboard Binding: White
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Fretwire: Jetcar 47095NS
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Bridge: TonePros Nashville
- Tailpiece: TonePros Stop-Tailpiece
- Tuners: Sperzel Open-Back Locking
- Control Layout: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle
- Pickups: Wolftone Kauerbucker
- Weight: 5 lbs 11 oz
This 2021 Starliner Express shows some minor play wear here and there, but it is in excellent overall condition with no history of repairs or alterations. One small note: one of the stop bar bushings isn't perfectly flat with the top. That's really picky, but it's honestly the only complaint we can have about this guitar. This Starliner Express is a rock n roll machine! With looks like this, it's built for the stage, but it'll look just as classy on a stand in your music room. Original MONO bag included.