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Rig Rundown: Angie Swan

October 21, 2020
David Byrne’s 6-string counterpart discusses the tonal, aesthetic, and production particulars influencing her gear for Byrne's HBO and American Utopia Broadway shows.
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NAMM 2020 Day 2 Gallery

January 17, 2020
The second day of NAMM was full of highlights from Vox, Jam Pedals, Catalinbread, Synergy, Soldano, and more!
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NAMM 2018

GALLERY: NAMM 2018 Day 4

January 28, 2018
Check out the final day's roundup of gear, including the newest stuff from Abasi Guitars, Blackstar, Two-Rock, J. Rockett Audio, Kauer Guitars, and more.
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Titan KR1 Review

June 1, 2017
A thinking player’s “budget boutique” guitar.
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Rig Rundown: Rival Sons' Scott Holiday

May 17, 2017
One of modern rock’s most adventurous 6-stringers dishes on his love for offset guitars, Orange amps, and his ever-changing pedal playground.
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First Look: Titan Guitars KR1

May 8, 2017
Check out John Bohlinger having his initial jam session with the new guitar designed by luthier Doug Kauer.
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NAMM '17 - Titan Guitars KR1 Demo

January 28, 2017
Doug Kauer unveils a whole new brand that aims to bring U.S.-made guitars—with pickup options galore—to a friendlier price point.
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NAMM 2017

NAMM 2017 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 3

January 21, 2017
Nashville guitarist Daniel Donato joins the editors to discuss the coolest gear from the third day of NAMM.
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NAMM '15 - Kauer Guitars Arcturus & Banshee V2.0 Demos

February 3, 2015
The boutique guitar builder shows off what he thinks a Strat should look and sound like.
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NAMM '14 - Kauer Guitars Acadian & Crusader 7-String Demos

February 28, 2014
Luthier Doug Kauer shows off a semi-hollow addition to his Starliner family and his first-ever 7-string model.
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NAMM '13 - Kauer Guitars Starliner

February 15, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Kauer Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Starliner.
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LA Amp Show '11 - Kauer Guitars Daylighter Express Demo

October 20, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Kauer Guitar room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Kauer Guitars' Daylighter Express model.
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NY Amp Show '11 - Kauer Guitars Daylighter JR Demo

June 21, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Kauer Guitar room. In this segment, we get to see and hear a video demo of Kauer's Daylighter JR Guitar.
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Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

November 16, 2010
Boutique builder Doug Kauer''s guitars
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LA Amp Show '10 - Kauer Guitars Double Hollow Demo

October 15, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he checks in at the Kauer Guitars room. In this segment, Doug Kauer of Kauer Guitars shows off his newest prototype of the Double Hollow model. a prototype of his Daylighter hollowbody model. It features a fully-carved Eastern maple back (his Daylighters typically have a flat Spanish cedar back) and a 4" Spanish cedar core block which is attached to the Spanish cedar top. Kauer describes the guitar as having 60-70% more internal volume. Initially, Kauer was disappointed because he was hoping the guitar would be somewhat ES-175-ish, but he was happy to discover the guitar is very much like an ES-335.
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Kauer Guitars Daylighter Standard Electric Guitar Review

Kauer Guitars Daylighter Standard Electric Guitar Review

September 29, 2010
Vintage goldtop-inspired with unusual tonewoods and custom P-90s
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