"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

Just in from the NAMM 2020 show is this incredible myrtle topped, TK Smith pickup equipped Super Glide Almighty!

Sporting a myriad of attention grabbing features: a myrtle top (myrtle is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest and is similar to maple tonally), really cool/unique vintage German binding on the body, a satin nitro finishes, a B-11 Bigsby, and...oh yeah, those TK Smith pickups! Clearly the looks are off the charts great - very akin to Paul Bigsby's work - but it's the feel, killer tones, and tons of soul and vibe that remind us of why we love Koll guitars. 

The mahogany neck features a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 10-14" compound radius, medium jumbo Jescar frets, and pearl bowtie inlays. The carve is a medium C - think slightly chunky ES-335 and you'll be in the ballpark. The fretwork is top not and the semi-round strings it shipped with really put you in a 50s mindset while playing. We feel pretty confident a set of round-wound strings would be equally great on this guitar. 

The biggest surprise is just how versatile the TK Smith C.A.R. pickups are. You can get into early rock n roll and western swing tones easily - but - we also put the guitar through a plethora of effect pedals. A rat-style distortion delivered some incredibly thick, singing tones - full-on, Big Muff-like fuzz, compression, and sustain. Into a cleaner amp, the neck pickup would make most jazz players blush. Just gorgeous, round, fat tones that'll have you reaching for Wes licks in no time. 

An extremely cool, unique Super Glide Almighty from the Portland, OR-based master, Saul Koll. Don't let this one pass you by folks! Priced with hardshell case. 


  • SERIAL NUMBER: 19607
  • DATE COMPLETED: 1/10/20
  • MODEL: 2020 Koll Super Glide Almighty
  • FINISH: Natural satin nitro
  • BODY: Chambered mahogany
  • TOP: Oregon Myrtle
  • NECK: Mahogany, medium C shape
  • HEADSTOCK: Glide shape, Macassar ebony veneer, Koll logo inlay
  • BINDING: Vintage German binding on body, bound neck and headstock
  • FRETBOARD: Brazilian rosewood, 10" to 14" compound radius
  • FRETBOARD INLAYS: pearl bowties
  • FRETS: Jescar .090 x .055 medium jumbo
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.687" hand-cut unbleached bone
  • TUNERS: Gotoh Kluson style
  • SCALE: 24.75"
  • BRIDGE: Bigsby B-11, Schroeder tune-o-matic
  • PICKUPS: Two TK Smith C.A.R.
  • CONTROLS: V-V-T, 3-way toggle
  • KNOBS: Koll custom, black
  • PICKGUARD: n/a
  • WEIGHT: 7lbs 10oz
  • TBD STRINGS: 10-46
  • CASE: TKL custom hardshell

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