This 2013 Collings SoCo 16 LC Deluxe just in on consignment might be as close as you can get to a Gretsch-inspired Collings electric. Featuring the larger and rarer 16" body size and large headstock variant, this SoCo Deluxe is one of the more unique Collings offerings we've seen in the shop in some time.
As with many Deluxe models, you'll find no shortage of ivoroid appointments, including headstock, neck, and body binding along with matching pickup rings, knobs, and tuner buttons. The deep cherry body finish and ebony fingerboard provide a wonderful contrast to the aforementioned appointments.
The TV Jones Filtertrons provide the output of a humbucker with great clarity and response- decidedly different than a Gibson-style humbucker, leaning towards a brighter, chimier tone. Clean tones are lush and defined, while overdriven tones have a distinctive bite that cuts effortlessly through a mix.
Condition: Very Good+. Light play wear with some slight belt buckle rash on the back of the body. Some minor dings on the sides and back with some surface scuffs on top. Very little fret wear. The Bigsby B5 functions great.
Priced with hard case.