Description

"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings

This is a stunning Aged Lacquer Collings SoCo! Vintage purists will absolutely love this guitar. Though a laminate top, there's a lot of flame in the maple - closer to what you see on the carved top SoCo's (and arguably the perfect amount of flame).

Tonally this guitar is a monster. The bridge pickup is full of Les Paul bite though ever-so-slightly less midrangy (in a wonderful way) and the semi-hollow construction adds that ES335 "air" to each note. The neck pickup is full, articulate, and gets very close to the coveted Allman Brother's Fillmore tone (that's typically our standard benchmark for a good humbucker tone). 

If you've been back and forth about whether or not you'd like to let go of either your Les Paul or ES335 in favor of the other, this guitar will end your dilemma - the best of both worlds! Priced with hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Select figured maple semi-hollow body, laminate
  • Inset maple center block and mahogany neck
  • Ivoroid top/back binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • Aged Lacquer finish
  • Single-bound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs
  • Dual Lollar Low-Wind humbuckers
  • 1950's Style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Serial No. SOCOLC16102
  • 7lbs 3oz

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