Collings SoCo Deluxe Jet Black Doghair w/Throbak SLE101+

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Description

"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings

Our latest SoCo Deluxe - this stunning Jet Black Doghair equipped with Throbak SLE101+ MXV humbuckers - just landed, and we're loving the classy, black top/doghair back and sides combo! 

One thing we've always loved the SoCo model for is its Les Paul-meets-ES-335 personality. Physically, it's roughly the size of an ES-335 but with the comfort of the Les Paul single-cut shape (especially when you play it sitting down). Also to be noted is how light-weight it is, especially for a semi-hollow. 7lbs 2oz! 

Tonally, these guitars are similar to a great 335 with just a touch "more" - 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. These are really versatile instruments to be sure.

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. 

Just a killer guitar all around. 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.

Specs

  • Premium maple top over semi-hollow mahogany body
  • Inset maple center block and mahogany neck
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Single-bound "Haircut" headstock
  • 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 16th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom Ivoroid top hat knobs and tuning peg keys
  • Dual Throbak SLE101+ MXV humbuckers
  • CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/1:18 ratio
  • Serial No. SOCO18592
  • 7lbs 2oz

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