Kauer Acadian Thinline Electric Guitar
Kauer Guitars is planning to release new guitars at the coming NAMM show, and the new Acadian thinline jazz guitar caught our attention.
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According to owner and builder Doug Kauer, this guitar is the "ultimate jazz thinline guitar", the result of two years of development.
The prospect behind designing this guitar is based on what many considers as ergonomic shape and transparent sound. Kauer Guitars decided to improve on the thinline design by employing trial and error methods until they came up with the shape and specifications that satisfied them.
At the core of the Acadian is a body and neck carved from Spanish Cedar. This wood selection is said to help in retaining the warmth of classic archtop while being lightweight, toneful and snappy. The body features a ported semi-hollow interior that is unique to Kauer Guitars.
As a result of their testing, they found that the 26.25" scale is best suited for this guitar, long enough for providing enough space for big hands while not small enough for use with most people's hand size.
They also equipped the guitar with the 2Tek bridge, which is described as a bridge that promotes transparent guitar tones that are ideal for jazz. This bridge also serves as the center of gravity, it helps maintain the balance of the guitar in both sitting and standing positions.
The first Kauer Acadian Prototype was just introduced. It has an Eastern Maple cap, Graphite reinforced neck with a nut width of 1.75". The guitar is equipped with two Wolfetone KauerBucker pickups and weighs in at around 6lbs.
Describing the sound of the guitar, Doug is quoted saying: "They are so dynamic and responsive that each person who plays them sounds unique and different than the previous. As more people play the prototype we discover its many capabilities."
In preparation for the introduction and release this coming NAMM, Kauer Guitars started a Kickstarter campaign for the Acadian and its solidbody counterpart the Crusader. This campaign will help bring the new guitars into full production and feature special raffled gift items for those that will support.
You can visit Kauer Guitars for more information and updates.
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