Collings SoCo LC Deluxe Iced Tea Sunburst
Bill Collings' and his shop in Austin, Texas has been building some of the finest acoustic guitars for decades and has recently turned his attention to electric guitars. The result has been nothing short of astonishing. He has reinvigorated the industry with his take on classic design. Named afer Austin's funky and eclectic South Congress Avenue, the Collings 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. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?
Since Collings moved into the electric arena in 2006, Bill has had an interest in the role that laminate woods play in the tone of classic semi-hollow electrics and jazz guitars, and it was only a matter of time before he delved into a new variation. After much research and experimentation, and a few dissected classic guitars later... they are ready to introduce this exciting new line of electric guitars.
Named after the vibrant and eclectic South Congress district of Austin, TX, The SoCo LC Deluxe combines some of the most well loved features and sounds from the heritage of semi-hollow guitars with a distinctive look and feel all its own. A 15" lower bout gives this SoCo a comfortable, well balanced feel and exceptional note articulation.
Deluxe model features include ivoroid fingerboard and peghead binding and our custom ivoroid knobs and pickup rings. Featuring our custom laminate construction, the SoCo LC Deluxe provides a focused, classic tone in our most premium aesthetic configuration. Additional custom appointments on this instrument include the Parallelogram fingerboard inlays and black/white top purfling.
Collings is now offering their electric models with a new choice of humbuckers, produced by Throbak. The Legendary 50's Gibson humbucker was the first successful humbucking pickup and is commonly referred to among collectors as the Patent Applied For pickup or PAF. Using similar tooling and wiring the Throbak MXV series uses vintage accurate reproduction to create pickups that offer the same vintage tones we know and love with a modern twist.
A common misconception of the Patent Applied For pickups was that these pickups were wound by hand. In fact, one of the most important tonal ingredients for the legendary Gibson PAF pickups was the vintage winding machines. Only using a small number of machines to wind the coils, each machine added it's own tonal signature to the PAF Pickups. ThroBak takes all the tonal possibilities that the winding machines are capable of and combine them to produce the ThroBak.
In reviews, they are consistently given high marks for their balanced frequency response. Unbalanced coils keep the bottom end tight for the intense richness the pickups provide, as overtones build after each note is played. Alnico 5 magnets are de-gaussed to specific levels, unique to the neck and bridge positions.
This SoCo Dlx LC has some great custom features. These include a B/W top Purfle, Mother of Pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlays, Ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs and finished off with the great sounding ThroBak pickups.
This instrument is in Excellent + Condition with no wear to mention.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Select figured maple semi-hollow laminate body
Back Wood: Select figured maple semi-hollow laminate body
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Inset maple center block
Inlays: MOP Parallelograms
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood with 12" 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: Ivoroid top/back/ binding
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Pickup Controls: Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Weight: 7.6 lbs
Misc. 2: Hand Set Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
Misc. 3: 1950's Style wiring scheme
Misc. 4: Scarlet Sunburst
Misc. 5: Slim contour F-holes
Misc. 6: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 7: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 8: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 9: Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Misc. 10: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
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