Collings Statesman LC Jet Black w/Gold Hardware



"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 

Hard to deny the beauty of our latest Statesman in a stunning black / gold hardware configuration! 

While giving a nod to Gretsch-style guitars (hollow-body construction, a Bigsby, and TV Jones Filter'Tron style pickups), the Gretsch similarities end quickly once you have this guitar in your hands. Borrowing the Collings SoCo body shape, this Statesman is an incredibly lightweight and playable instrument that responds to your every whim - responsive, fast, toneful. 

To us, the Statesman feels like the perfect middle ground between a Collings archtop and their SoCo model. You get the feel and midrange of a Collings archtop with the ability to handle higher volumes (and a wider range of styles / genres) of a SoCo. A great combo to be sure! 

Priced with hard case by Ameritage.


  • Select maple semi-hollow laminate body
  • Fully hollow body w/Trestle bracing
  • Top/back/neck binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Flared headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony 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 (.865" @ 1st fret, .967" @ 9th fret)
  • 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
  • Black or cream pickup rings and black or gold top hat knobs
  • Dual TV Jones pickups
  • 1950's Style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Bigsby tailpiece
  • Serial No. SMLC17071
  • 5lbs 15oz

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