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Kauer is building a variety of Daylighters, from the bare-bones Daylighter Express to the woody and ES-tinged vibe of the Hollowbody Daylighter. Here's some more information Kauer Guitars and the Daylighter from the company:
Body: African Mahogany
Cap: Wormy Maple (except the Express)
Neck: African Mahogany
Fretboard: Wenge, Pau Ferro, Cocobolo
Scale: 24 3/4"
Neck Profiles: Vary Open Request, standards are "59LP Fat D" (.92-1.0), Medium C (.89-.99) and Hard V (.92-1.02)
Bridge: TonePros AVR-2 or ATV2 Wraparound
Tuners: Sperzel SoundLoc
Inlays: Mother of Pearl
Pickups: P-90, Humbuckers
Daylighter Express: $2300
Daylighter STD: $3400
Daylighter Semi Hollow: $3850
Daylighter Hollowbody: $4500
Kauer Guitars is a family run business started by Doug and Rick Kauer. With over 15 years experience in wood-working, Doug was able to capitalize on his experience with CNC machinery to do precision work such as fret slotting, bridge placement, body shape and more. In tandem with the precise work our CNC machines offer, Doug still uses an overall hands-on approach to more delicate matters such as shaping necks, contours, fretwork, finishing and final setup.
Rick Kauer's extensive 20 year history in the same field allows him to be vital to the machining and quality control for each instrument. Rick's expertise allows each and every Kauer Guitar to be as consistent as the ones before.
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