Koll Duo Glide Tobacco Burst w/T-Armonds

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Description

"I didn't want to make Telecasters or Stratocasters or Les Paul copies, I wanted to do my own thing. Because these are original shapes, I had the flexibility to do anything I wanted." -Saul Koll

Outrageously cool T-Armond equipped Duo Glide just in! 

We asked Saul to build us a Rickenbacker inspired Duo Glide and are just blown away with the results. We never cease to be amazed at how we can provide a basic thread of an idea to Saul - "Hey, let's try a Ric thing on this one" - and he can translate that into his own, immediately identifiable style in a way we weren't expecting.

First off, this guitar is flat-out gorgeous in person. Like other Koll's we've had, it straddles the line between refined beauty and just old-school rock n roll badass with ease. So you're the type to crank a Marshall and do your best Who riffs? You'll love what this Duo Glide brings to the table. It can take a pounding to be sure, but perhaps your bag is more introspective and you're looking for something unique with dynamic range that'll get loud when you want it, but can also handle more subtle playing as well? You can probably see where we're going here...you can cover quite a range of styles and genres with this guitar.

The neck carve is slim a la a Gretsch or Rickenbacker and really satisfying and comfy. The setup feels great and the Bigsby works as intended (ie, stays in tune. Imagine that!).

The T-Armond pickups sound fantastic. Paired with a mahogany body and maple top, they're chimey, powerful, and articulate...in a nutshell, imagine a Rickenbacker toaster pickup crossed with a P90. Tough to articulate sounds in text to be sure, but that's not a bad overall way to approach these. They handle gain and clean tones really well and aren't overly touch-sensitive (a good thing in our book). From Townshend to Chet, you're covered. 

Another killer guitar from Koll Guitars, period. Oh, last thing....it weighs 6lbs 15oz - come on! Priced with a custom Koll Deluxe G&G case. 

Specs

  • SERIAL NUMBER: 18536
  • DATE COMPLETED: 6/30/18
  • MODEL: 2018 Duo Glide
  • FINISH: Tobacco Burst Nitro
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany, set neck, medium C shape
  • HEADSTOCK: Glide shape, Macassar ebony veneer, Koll logo inlay
  • BINDING: Single layer on body, neck, and headstock
  • FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 10" to 14" compound radius
  • FRETBOARD INLAYS: Pearl striped thumbnail
  • FRETS: Jescar .090 x .055 medium jumbo
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.687" hand-cut unbleached bone
  • TUNERS: Schaller Keystone
  • SCALE: 24.625"
  • BRIDGE: Bigsby B-5, Schroeder tune-o-matic
  • PICKUPS: Two TV Jones T-Armond Dynasonic 
  • CONTROLS: V-V-T / LP toggle
  • KNOBS: Koll custom
  • PICKGUARD: Gold Plexi, full-heart
  • WEIGHT: 6lbs 15oz
  • STRINGS: 10-46
  • CASE: Deluxe G&G hardshell

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