Sure, looks can be deceiving. But that's simply not the case with this stunning Collings SoCo Deluxe.
This 2011 build has an incredible quilted Maple carved top with an Iced Tea Sunburst that accentuates all of the great qualities of a premium top like this. A dual set of Lollar P90 'dogear' pickups add some great top end response and chime that mates really well with the thinline semi-hollow sound - think ES-335 with some more harmonic complexity and airiness.
New or used, it's hard to find a Collings that doesn't play like a million bucks. This SoCo - despite being over 10 years old - has maintained excellent playability and feel while starting to open up in all the right ways. We're even noticing that thin lacquer finish start to set into the carved Maple and Mahogany, showing off more of the grain and depth of finish (there's even a hint of some lacquer checking on the edges).
With premium tops becoming hard to come by in a new Collings electric, a quality used example like this is always something to get excited about. If you've been thinking about making a move into a top-tier semi-hollow electric with some wow factor, consider this SoCo Deluxe a worthy option!
Condition: Excellent. Normal signs of use and wear for a 10+ year old guitar. Light finish scratches and a few small nicks throughout. Light patina on the hardware. Plastics are very clean. Very light fretwear.
- Semi-hollow design w/maple center block
- Premium quilted maple top
- Honduran Mahogany body & neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- MOP Parallelogram inlays
- Dual Lollar P90 pickups
- Ivoroid bound body, neck & peghead
- 12" fingerboard radius
- 1 11/16" nut width
- 24 7/8" Scale length
- Gotoh Tuners
- High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Serial No. 11265
- Weight: 7lb 2oz