A V for the birthday boy!

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  1. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm very psyched for my first V. Doug Kauer had 1 last body from a limited run he did a few years back, and was willing to help a brother realize a dream.

    Good fellow, that Doug! :beer

    Finish will be Starry Night. Pickups will be Wolfetone Kauer Winds. Pickguard will be b/w.
     
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  2. Joe Perry

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    Please allow me to be the first to like!! Looks great!
     
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    bullfrogblues Supporting Member

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    Well, happy Birthday!
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Thank you kindly!
     
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    dougk Silver Supporting Member

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    Wait- is today actually your birthday? Did I randomly set your neck (well sort of randomly) on exactly the right day? Awesome!
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    My birthday is the 9th, but today is Alain Johannes' birthday, and that's a much cooler birthday than mine ;)
     
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    dougk Silver Supporting Member

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    Well we will probably have it in the booth by the 9th so that still counts ;)
     
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    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Man should be great! Love that color and love those pickups!
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Doug, don't want you to give away any trade secrets but does the white go on first or the black with that type finish?

    And, crazy cool guitar!! Congrats!!
     
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    siiiiiiiiiiiiic
     
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    AdmiralB Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep, like Collings' 'doghair'. Looks to me like intentionally under-filled grain, black, then white - sanded back down to black, leaving white in the grain. Then a sh7tload of clear to allow flat sanding. I bet it looks even more amazing after a few years of settling.

    But that could be completely wrong.
     
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    Love that!
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Kinda tough to tell from the angle, but this one is actually Starry Night, which is Doug's Midnight Blue "TV" finish...like this Argonaut

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    This guitar's gonna be epic looking. What color hardware? I could see gold or chrome working.
     
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    Very cool my friend!
     
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    yucatown Theory-free noodling enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow, that's beautiful.

     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    nickel hardware / pickups, black pick guard. :dude
     
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    Mark Kane Silver Supporting Member

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    Ya, that's what I came up with too, but wasn't sure.
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks! Doug has been fantastic to work with, and I'm looking forward to my first Kauer. Definitely want to add a Banshee and / or an Argonaut bass at some point, but it'll have to be sometime next year. Grad school, wedding, and honeymoon in the next 6 months leaves little time (or $$) for new guitars :)

    Doug builds great guitars, is a fantastic guy, and does what he says he's going to do. That = repeat business in my book.

    BTW, semi-related...Paul Rhoney is the same way, and they share a shop. Two fantastic guys turning out killer guitars. :)
     
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