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Kauer Guitars Starliner Gold Top Chambered Guitar 1026-36  From Kauer

The Kauer Starliner - a thick and mighty chambered body from an up-and-coming builder!


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What We Think

Weight: 7.95 lbs.

As the first Kauer guitar to ever be in our hands, we could not have asked for a better first impression from these native Californian luthiers!

The Kauer Buckers (Wolftone KB) are so clear and articulate they make playing any style of music an absolute joy. The rounded low end and sweet mid-range compliment the smooth treble frequencies and the inherent sound is a clean tone so rich and full you'd swear you could eat it. The goldtop finish is out-of-this-world, the slightest hints of olive green blend in with the gold for an immediate eye-catcher.

Great looks and great sounds, what else could you want from your dream guitar? Well, looks like Kauer has already started your dream axe for you.

Kauer Guitars Starliner Gold Top Chambered Guitar 1026-36 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar expert Eddie Berman tests out the Kauer Starliner Gold Top Chambered Guitar #1026-36 with a Kemper Profiler PowerHead Profiling Amplifier, and a Port City Amplification 1x12 OS Wave Cabinet.

  • Signal Chain
    • Kauer Guitars Starliner Gold Top Chambered Guitar 1026-36
    • Kemper Profiler PowerHead Profiling Amplifier
    • Port City Amplification 1x12 OS Wave Cab w/ WGS Veteran 30

Manufacturer's Description from Kauer

The Starliner Semi Hollow, Doug Kauer's personal favorite. We call it a Semi Hollow but that's not truly what it is. Somewhere between "chambered" and "semi hollow" we voice our Semi Hollows to be a bigger, more open version of the full solid Standard, but not into the laminated semi's (or like an Argonaut / Daylighter Supreme). The best way to describe it, imagine playing your favorite solid body guitar through a 1x12 amp, then plugging in another 1x12. Our Semi Hollow's are like that. Just bigger and more open but with all the thump and girth of the solid models.

This one is no exception. Featuring an ABM compensated wraparound, full vintage 50's D neck, gorgeous Goldtop over eastern maple trimmedup in classic vintage bone colored binding, this Starliner is a throw back to our favorite mid 50's classics.

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About Manufacturer

Kauer Guitars are built by men with beards, hammers, and a love for plaid. Sound Pure is lucky to have one of the modern unique guitar builders in Doug Kauer as part of our inventory. Kauer takes everyday guitar designs and concepts to the next level, and builds an extremely versatile guitar! Not to mention, they are very cool people!


Serial Number: 1026-36
Eastern Maple Cap over Spanish Mahogany (Spanish Cedar) Body and Neck
Wolfetone K(auer)B(uckers)
Gorgeous Vintage Correct Bronze Powder Goldtop Finish over Vintage Brown Back
Wenge Fretboard

Vintage Nitrate Pearloid Inlays
12" Radius

Jescar 47095NS Frets
.92" at the nut, .95" at the 12th fret D neck
CTS Pots, Hand Selected Caps

Switchcraft Switch and Jack

Sperzel TrimLoc Tuners

ABM Wraparound Bridge

Dunlop StrapLock-ready Buttons