Luthier

Kauer Guitars

Luthier
Doug Kauer
Location
California
Founded
2008

Doug Kauer started Kauer Guitars in 2008 after spending his entire life working in the family woodshop. His love of guitars and woodworking connected when he started building as a hobby, learning the craft and turning into a full time profession when Doug designed what became the Daylighter, Kauer Guitars signature model. 

Starting by himself, Doug has grown Kauer Guitars into an international business with 6 dedicated members crafting each instrument. Lucky to have many wonderful artists on their roster, Doug takes advantage of road proving their guitars to continue to refine the instrument and process for each instrument.  

Not shy to take advantage of technology to improve the quality of each guitar, the crew at Kauer utilizes multiple CNC machines, UV cured finishes and a newly added Plek machine to make sure each Kauer looks the best, sounds the best and plays the best!

We're very excited to continue our relationship with TNAG especially their new Nashville location. TNAG has always been a great ambassador to the Kauer Brand with wonderful customer service and great idea's for fun builds.

Doug Kauer

The Guitars

Models

Korona

Standard specifications
Body style
Bolt on
Body
Ash or Thermo Pine
Finish
Gloss
Neck
Roasted Maple
Fretboard
Wenge or Maple
Fretboard radius
12”
Tuners
Hipshot open locking
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.65”
Bridge
Tele style (full or half)
Scale length
25.5”

Banshee Express

Standard specifications
Body style
Neck-Thru
Top
Maple
Body
Spanish Mahogany
Finish
Satin
Neck
3pc Spanish Mahogany
Fretboard
Wenge
Fretboard radius
12"
Tuners
Kluson Banjo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.71”
Bridge
TuneOmatic or Wraparound
Scale length
24.75”

Model: Banshee Standard

Standard specifications
Body style
Neck-Thru
Top
none
Body
Spanish Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Neck
3pc Spanish Mahogany
Fretboard
Wenge
Fretboard radius
12”
Tuners
Kluson Banjo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.71”
Bridge
TuneOmatic or Wraparound
Scale length
24.75”

Model: Banshee Deluxe

Standard specifications
Body style
Neck-Thru
Top
Maple
Body
Spanish Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Neck
3pc Spanish Mahogany
Fretboard
Wenge
Fretboard radius
12”
Tuners
Kluson Banjo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.71”
Bridge
TuneOmatic or Wraparound
Scale length
24.75”
Starting Price
3950

Starliner Express

Standard specifications
Body style
Set Neck
Top
none
Body
Spanish Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Neck
Spanish Mahogany
Fretboard
Wenge
Fretboard radius
12”
Tuners
Kluson Banjo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.71”
Bridge
TuneOmatic or Wraparound
Scale length
24.75”
Starting Price
2950

Starliner Deluxe

Standard specifications
Body style
Set Neck
Top
Maple
Body
Spanish Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Neck
Spanish Mahogany
Fretboard
Wenge
Fretboard radius
12”
Tuners
Kluson Banjo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.71”
Bridge
TuneOmatic or Wraparound
Scale length
24.75”

Super Chief

Standard specifications
Body style
Set Neck
Top
Maple
Top
Maple
Body
Spanish Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Neck
Spanish Mahogany
Fretboard
Wenge
Fretboard radius
12”
Tuners
Kluson Banjo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
1.71”
Bridge
TuneOmatic or Wraparound
Scale length
24.75”
Starting Price
4750

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

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We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Fully insured global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied