Collings SoCo Deluxe Jet Black Top Dog Hair Finish with Italian Spruce Top
Collings’ website has this to say about the Collings Soco Deluxe: Named after Austin’s funky and eclectic South Congress Avenue, the SoCo Dlx 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. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
They couldn’t have said it better. The SoCo Deluxe is slightly larger than the I-35, featuring the same Maple/Mahogany combination. No laminate woods here; the Italian Spruce top is all solid and meticuliously carved by hand.
Bill Collings has experience in maximizing the peak resonance of each piece of tone wood. The fullness and vibratory resonance, even when unplugged, is, well, incredible. Notes are effortlessly articulated, responding to your ever command.
The unique hand set mortise and tenon neck joint reflects Bill Collings philosophy – ingenuity and functionality. The angled shape of the joint fits perfectly in your palm. Reaching for the 21st fret is effortless; unlike any electric we’ve played before.
This instrument has been custom appointed with Parallelogram fingerboard inlays, Italian Spruce top, Doghair finish back and sides, ThroBak pickups, and a Jet Black top finish.
Thanks to Charlie Sexton for the inspiration!
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Semi-hollow mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Madagascar 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid with Black / White Purfling
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Single Bound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Parallelograms
Frets To Body: 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 16th fret
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Body Depth: 1 5/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 19"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Pickup(s): ThroBak Humbuckers
Pickup Controls: Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs / Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 2: Slim contour F-holes
Misc. 3: Inset maple center block
Misc. 4: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 5: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Misc. 6: 1950's style wiring scheme
Misc. 7: Jet Back finish w/ Doghair back and sides