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Collings SoCo Gold Custom Standard

Collings SoCo Gold Custom Standard

Price: $--SOLD

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"I don’t usually start off writing about how great a guitar looks – I figure that a) you can see the photos for yourself, and b) you’d really like a sense of what the guitar feels and sounds like – what its potential is as a guitar. I made a special request to my friends at Collings to do a Goldtop finish on a SoCo model. Never been done before - that’s right this is the VERY FIRST GOLDTOP SOCO..." - Craig

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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. This Collings comes with an eastern maple top – which is what they used in the '50s for many instruments like this.

CRAIG'S POV

I don’t usually start off writing about how great a guitar looks – I figure that a) you can see the photos for yourself, and b) you’d really like a sense of what the guitar feels and sounds like – what its potential is as a guitar.

In this case, however, I think you should take particular notice about how damned cool and special this SoCo standard model is.  There’s a reason for it.

I made a special request to my friends at Collings to do a Goldtop finish on a SoCo model. Never been done before - that’s right this is the VERY FIRST GOLDTOP SOCO. I just love it!

There’s just another dimension that adds to an already outstanding instrument. The custom wound  P-90s are something you need to experience for yourself. Through my Blackface Princeton, or my Carr Rambler, they’re blistery, warm, and rich and woody. Just a gas to play and stretch out on. And not a copy of anything else. It’s its own thing. A perfect guitar to define your own sound.

Like the other SoCos, this one has a crazy comfy '50s contour neck, with rounded fingerboard edges (my special request) and the finish and fret work are beyond reproach.

It’s just a fabulous guitar, from its classic Goldtop finish to the sound - that just jumps out of the amp.

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.


Serial #SOCO14455
Topmaple
Body15" semi hollow Honduran mahogany w/ alder center block
Neckmahogany one piece with ebony peghead veneer
FINGERBOARDEast Indian rosewood, ABS .060 binding
FINISHgoldtop nitrocellulose
BINDINGaged ABS
FRETSmedium jumbo
PICKUPSJason Lollar custom designed P-90s
HARDWARETone Pro's bridge and tailpiece
ELECTRONICStoggle switch, 2 volume, 2 tone with '50s wiring
KNOBSamber
SCALE LENGTH24 3/4"
NUT WIDTH1 11/16"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS12"
WEIGHT7.0 lbs
TUNERSclosed back nickel with vintage style buttons
CASEcustom Collings hard shell
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