Koll Duo Glide w/TK Smith Pickups


"At Koll, we see guitar making as an ongoing conversation between builders and players, and we use that feedback to continue to improve our designs and approach. Our clients include David Torn, Elliot Sharp, Bill Frisell, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Henry Kaiser, Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Peter Holmstrom (Dandy Warhols), Hershel Yatovitz (Chris Isaak), Kenny Greenberg (Kenny Chesney), and many more." - Saul Koll

From the workshop of Portland, OR's Saul Koll...our latest Duo Glide sporting the incredibly beautiful sounding - and looking - TK Smith pickups and a stunning birdseye maple top! Not sure it gets much cooler than this. 

Koll guitars are meticulously constructed down to the finest detail. From the look, feel, and tones...down to the fretwork, setup, etc...it's all here. These guitars have soul. Call it mojo, vibe, whatever you like. All we know is we can't put it down.

It plays effortlessly and balances perfectly in your lap. The Bigsby will take a pounding and keep right on going - in tune. The medium C neck carve is very comfortable and feels fast. Pick it up and strum a chord - you're greeted with a loud "krang!!' as the entire guitar jumps to life and resonates in your hands. Plugged in? Man oh man. Not sure what TK Smith's secret recipe is, but these are outstanding pickups. Warm, fat, big, bold...beautiful foil pickup / Gretsch-esq top end. First impression is humbucker + foil + a dash of P90. Amazing, and quite versatile. 

Koll guitars are all unique - that's one of the coolest aspects of Saul's work. Don't let this one slip through your fingers...

Priced with deluxe Koll hardshell case. 


Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • MODEL: Duo Glide
  • FINISH: Natural, nitro
  • BODY: Chambered mahogany
  • TOP: Birdseye maple
  • NECK: Mahogany, set neck, medium C shape
  • HEADSTOCK: Macassar ebony veneer, Koll logo inlay
  • BINDING: Single layer on top and fretboard
  • FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 10" to 14" compound radius
  • FRETBOARD INLAYS: Pearl thumbs
  • FRETS: Jescar .090 x .055 medium jumbo
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.687" hand-cut unbleached bone
  • TUNERS: Schaller F Series
  • SCALE: 24.625"
  • BRIDGE: Bigsby B-5, Shroeder Tune-o-matic
  • PICKUPS: Two TK Smith C.A.R. pickups with cutout covers
  • CONTROLS: V-V-T / LP toggle
  • KNOBS: Koll custom
  • PICKGUARD: Half-heart, black bakelite
  • WEIGHT: 7 lbs
  • STRINGS: 10-46 CASE: Koll Deluxe Custom G&G Hardshell

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