Check out this new, but vintage-vibed, Kauer Guitars Super Chief

A stunning Gretsch-vibed semi-hollow from the mind of maverick US luthier Doug Kauer.

kauer super chief
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Based in Elk Grove, just south of Sacramento in Northern California, Kauer Guitars makes a range of vintage-inspired electric guitars with a twist that’s found favour with Rival Sons star Scott Holiday, who liked his first Super Chief so much he recently took delivery of a double-neck version.

Available from The North American Guitar in London, this particular Super Chief retails for £4,250 and wears its Gretschiness firmly on its sleeve. With a 15.5-inch semi-hollow body, this Round Up Orange stunner comes loaded with TV Jones Power’Trons and features a figured maple top and back, with a Spanish mahogany core.

The Chet Atkins Bigsby arm adds an extra touch of class to an instrument with plenty of retro appeal that can also rock out with the best of them.

Visit thenorthamericanguitar.com to find out more about this guitar and see more of Doug Kauer’s fabulous creations. 

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