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All Kauer guitars are expertly crafted in California and can be custom ordered to your specific requirements.
If you'd like to swap out the woods, hardware, electronics or any other aspect of the guitar, contact our experienced team and they'll help you make your dream guitar become reality.
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You'd be hard pressed to find a downside to Kauer Guitars. From the exquisitely sleek alternative style, to the expert craftsmanship and even the popular artists who rock Kauer's catalogue, this is a guitar builder you can get behind with massive enthusiasm.
The Korona name
There are a couple reasons why the Korona bears its name. It's based on Doug Kauer's KR1 shape, a vintage-meets-modern fusion offset with a huge upper fret cutaway and slim back contour. Kauer also wanted to bring a bit of goodwill during a difficult time. The company have raised over $30,000 for food bank and disaster relief charities from the original few pre-orders.
All Kauer guitars are handmade in sunny California using premium woods and gloriously precise electronics. What you get here is an outstanding tone and ultra smooth finish to the build. This particular Korona features a thermo pine (otherwise known as baked or roasted) body, which gives it a darker colour and rids the wood of impurities. This is Doug's personal favourite pick.
The C shape neck and 25.5” scale length combo will be familiar to many “modern vintage” players with experience playing the biggest brand electrics. The roasted maple gives the instrument a fantastic warm hue of the highest quality.
Kauer guitars come equipped with the masterfully made Lollar pickups. The J-Street T-style-inspired single coil delivers hot output with a heavy low-end, prominent upper midrange and highs similar to a P90. The neck position Imperial is Lollar's take on the classic PAF, boasting complex overtones and a tight but smooth low to midrange voicing.
- Thermo Pine body
- Top binding
- Belly cut
- Gloss finish
- Roasted Maple
- 25.5” scale neck
- Medium C profile
- Bound Wenge fretboard
- 1.65” nut width
- 12” radius
- 22 plek’d and dressed med/jumbo frets
Hardware and Electronics
- Lollar Imperial neck and J-Street bridge pickups
- Full T style bridge w/ brass compensated saddles
- Emerson Custom Pots
- Dunlop Straplock ready buttons
- All 2020+ Kauer’s are Plek’d in house