Koll Duo Glide Opaque Red w/Novak Gold Foils

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Description

"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

We've always loved the old Harmony Rockets and asked Saul if he could incorporate that sort of vibe into his Duo Glide model. The result is this killer Duo Glide in Opaque Red w/Novak Gold Foils!

We love where Saul took that original inspiration - namely, the Fiesta Red-like top, Bigsby, and Curtis Novak gold foil pickups. In truth, these might be some of the best sounding gold foils we've ever heard! They're warm yet articulate, gorgeous clean, and really handle overdrive well. Hard to sum up exactly where these sit tonally, but there are shades of Tele, Rickenbacker, and Danelectro mixed in. Very musical and inspiring to be sure! 

This guitar is simply a blast to play. It'd be equally at home with Chet devotees as it would punk fans. It can be low-fi if you want that, or really sophisticated a la Frisell if that's more your flavor. The fit, finish, and setup are spot on and we really love Saul's neck carve. The medium C shape has the perfect balance of girth and width - think Gretsch crossed with a 60s Gibson. 

The combination of Saul's gorgeous Duo Glide design and Curtis Novak's incredible gold foil pickups makes for one hell of a cool guitar. Don't let this unique Koll pass you by! Priced with a custom Koll Deluxe G&G case.

Specs

  • SERIAL NUMBER: 17497
  • DATE COMPLETED: 5/23/17
  • MODEL: Duo Glide
  • FINISH: Opaque red, nitro
  • BODY: Chambered mahogany
  • TOP: Maple, F-hole
  • NECK: Mahogany, set neck, medium C shape
  • HEADSTOCK: Macassar ebony, Koll logo pearl inlay
  • BINDING: Single-layer white on neck, headstock, F-hole, top
  • FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 10" to 14" compound radius
  • FRETBOARD INLAYS: Pearl thumbs
  • FRETS: Jescar .090 x .055 medium jumbo
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.687" hand-cut unbleached bone
  • TUNERS: Schaller open back
  • SCALE: 24.625"
  • BRIDGE: Bigsby B-5, Schroeder Tune-o-matic
  • PICKUPS: Two Curtis Novak gold foils
  • CONTROLS: V-V-T / LP toggle
  • KNOBS: Koll custom, clear
  • PICKGUARD: White half-heart
  • WEIGHT: 6lbs 11oz
  • STRINGS: 10-46
  • CASE: Deluxe G&G hardshell

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