CR Guitars - hand selected

Collings SoCo - Faded Cherry

Collings SoCo - Faded Cherry

Price: $--SOLD

inquire - info@crguitars.com

call us -

hard shell case included

Named after Austin’s funky and eclectic South Congress Avenue, the SoCo is all about attitude. This model brings in elements from both the I-35 and CL models to create a unique hybrid that is all its own.  Perfectly at home if you’re playing jazz, rock, blues or funk.

  • collings-socop90-1
  • collings-socop90-6
  • collings-socop90-2
  • collings-socop90-8
  • collings-socop90-3
  • collings-socop90-4
  • collings-socop90-5
  • collings-socop90-7
  • collings-socop90-9
  • collings-socop90-10
  • collings-socop90-11
  • collings-socop90-12

Named after Austin’s funky and eclectic South Congress Avenue, the SoCo is all about attitude. This model brings in elements from both the I-35 and CL models to create a unique hybrid that is all its own.  Perfectly at home if you’re playing jazz, rock, blues or funk.

CRAIG'S POV

I’m just as impressed with this SoCo standard model as I am with the SoCo Deluxe. Though it has simpler cosmetics, it’s every bit as much guitar as the more expensive deluxe.

I chose to have Collings make this guitar with an eastern maple top. Not only is eastern maple the wood that was used on many vintage guitars, it has a unique figure, is a bit harder, and provides a more focused attack.

What really kills me about this guitar – and I mean KILLS me is the dog-eared P90’s. The guitar has such a wonderfully honest character with these pickups. They’re custom wound, and the guitar is rich and woody and warm and blistery all in one package. Generic, it’s not.

As far as the feel goes, it has that crazy good Collings 50’s style neck contour. And of course the fret work and finish detail are done to perfection.

The whole guitar came out better than I could have hoped for when I ordered it.

I made a promise to myself that I would never offer a guitar I wouldn’t own myself. This one’s so good, I’m ordering one exactly like it just for me.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

TopEastern flame maple
Body15" semi hollow Honduran mahogany w/ alder center block
Neckmahogany one piece with ebony peghead veneer, .860 1st fret
FingerboardEast Indian rosewood, unbound
Finishfaded cherry nitrocellulose
Bindinggrained ivoiroid top and back
Fretsmedium jumbo
PickupsJason Lolloar custom designed dog ear P90's
HardwareTone Pro's bridge and tailpiece
Electronicstoggle switch, 2 volume, 2 tone with 50's wiring
Knobsblack top hat
Scale length24 3/4"
Nut width1 11/16"
Fingerboard radius12"
Tunersclosed back nickel with vintage style buttons
Casecustom Collings hard shell
all site content copyright © 2011-2019 CR Guitars LLC // site design and creation - COLOR:GRAY

View the CR Guitars Terms of Use and Privacy Notice
join mailing listmailing list icon
follow us on:
  • CR Guitars on Facebook
  • CR Guitars on YouTube
  • CR Guitars on Instagram
Renee Snyder's CDRenee Snyder CD icon

Item information request