The Collings SoCo Deluxe is similar to a great ES-335 with flawless build quality and just a touch "more" tonally - more low-midrange and bass, though they never get muddy or bloated. Whether you are more of a jazz standards player, or, you like to play blues or rock through an overdriven amp, like a great ES-335, the SoCo can hang in all of these contexts with ease.
The build quality is flawless, as are the setup and playability. The slightly chunky C carve is the ideal semi-hollow shape for this style of guitar (in our minds). Think early 60s 335 with regard to the depth - definitely not a slim-taper, but also not a late 50s Les Paul either.
Anyone needing to cover a wide range of genres while looking great in the process, this is your guitar! Priced with hard case by Ameritage.