The Kauer Banshee is the BEST winged guitar on the market. Period. Kauer improves upon the vintage design to create a usable, hard-working rock n roll machine without all of the quirks. The Banshee is built from solid Spanish Mahogany, which makes it a lightweight, well-balanced tone monster. The body is nicely contoured, so it actually sits comfortably on your lap and feels right on a strap. Plus, the neck has been reinforced with a scarf joint right behind the nut, adding strength to protect your neck!
This Banshee (#690) is the first Banshee Baritone to roll off Kauer's new CNC! It has the same nut position as the normal Banshee, so even though it's a 27" scale, the neck isn't any longer. Because of that, this may be one of the most comfortable, approachable baritones. And my goodness, is it flashy!?! No one does sparkle finishes like Kauer, and this Sky Blue Flake finish is absolutely ridiculous. The matching headstock completes the vibe, and we love the contrast with the Natural Brown finish of the back.
For pickups, we ordered this Banshee Baritone with two Lollar Alnico-Pole P90s. These have become our favorite pickups for the B to B Baritone tuning. Because the pole pieces are actual magnets, these pickups have a dynamic, touch-sensitive feel. They accentuate the warmer frequencies, of which there are plenty! Bass notes bloom and flourish, and the treble cuts as you need it to.
Oh, and while we're at it, how about a Bigsby B5 tailpiece? The vibrato just adds another means of expression. This Banshee Baritone is an impressive beast.
- Model: Banshee Baritone
- Body: Spanish Mahogany
- Neck: Spanish Mahogany
- Body Binding: White
- Top Finish: Sky Blue Flake
- Back & Neck Finish: Natural brown
- Neck Profile: Standard C
- Neck Depth at 1st Fret: 0.87"
- Neck Depth at 12th Fret: .99"
- Width at Nut 1.65"
- Fingerboard: Wenge
- Fingerboard Binding: White
- Fingerboard Inlays: Cornerstones
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Fretwork: Jescar 47095NS
- Scale Length: 27"
- Frets: 21
- Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-Matic
- Tailpiece Bigsby B5 + Vibramate
- Tuners: Rickard Banjo
- Pickups: Lollar Alnico Pole P90s
- Control Layout: 2 Volume x 2 Tone x 3-Way Toggle
- Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz