"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 understand Saul nicknamed this beautiful Duo Glide "70's Hi-Fi" and it does indeed recall the wood panels, chrome, and black accents of old-school hi-fi setups we grew up with. Those systems where we spent many a night cranking our favorite tunes, debating our fave bands with friends, dropping the needle over and over (or wearing out the cassette) trying to figure out tunes...quite simply, it's where we fell in love with music. What a cool memory to have associated with a new guitar, right? 

The walnut top on this short-scale Duo Glide was sourced from a downed tree in one of Saul's friend's yards in Portland. It's a cool/interesting choice and pairs to the chambered mahogany body really well - think of it as a more midrange-centric alternative to maple. Other striking features include a Brazilian fretboard with pearloid bowtie inlays (10-14" radius), Arcane/Koll P90s, Schroeder tune-on-matic bridge w/Bigsby, and Koll's "Half-Heart" pickguard. 

The neck carve feels fast and easy to play in both lead and rhythm roles, and ultimately familiar - it reminds us a moderately chunky ES-335. It's really comfy and will appeal to a wide range of players. The setup feels great and the Bigsby works perfectly.

Plugged in, the combo of walnut, mahogany, Arcane P90s, and Bigsby deliver classic tones with a touch more midrange and a defined attack. That's where, we're guessing, the walnut shows itself most. The attack of each note is punchy, round, and clear. Clean tones are gorgeous and can lean in the early rock n roll era if desired, and gain tones can be as classic or rambunctious as you want. No surprises here. 

Simply put, this Duo Glide melds great looks, tones, and build quality into an effortlessly cool, versatile guitar. Priced with a custom Koll Deluxe G&G case. 


  • SERIAL NUMBER: 19613
  • DATE COMPLETED: 1/10/20
  • MODEL: 2020 Duo Glide
  • FINISH: Clear satin nitro
  • BODY: Chambered mahogany
  • TOP: Walnut
  • NECK: Mahogany, medium C shape
  • HEADSTOCK: Glide shape, Macassar ebony veneer, Koll logo inlay
  • BINDING: Single ply on body and neck
  • FRETBOARD: Brazilian rosewood, 10" to 14" compound radius
  • FRETBOARD INLAYS: Pearloid bowties
  • FRETS: Jescar .090 x .055 medium jumbo
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.687" hand-cut unbleached bone
  • TUNERS: Gotoh Kluson style
  • SCALE: 24.75"
  • BRIDGE: Bigsby B-5, Schroeder tune-o-matic
  • PICKUPS: Two Arcane/Koll P-90s
  • CONTROLS: V-V-T, 3-way toggle
  • KNOBS: black
  • PICKGUARD: black bakelite half-heart
  • WEIGHT: 7lbs 2oz
  • STRINGS: 10-46
  • CASE: TKL custom hardshell

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