Collings Statesman LC Deluxe
Bill Collings has once again taken an iconic design and improved upon it. This guitar may feature the same body shape as the SoCo, however it is very much its own animal. The trestle braces make for a bright and snappy guitar.
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.
Compared to the solid wood hollow models, the laminate construction sends more controlled information to the pickups, allowing Collings to use higher output electronics. These guitars feature the TV Jones FilterTrons, as opposed to theLollar Imperials used in many other Collings models.
This creates tone that is evenly balanced with the smooth response that many players look for in arched top electric guitars. We wouldn't describe the tone of the laminate guitars as being better or worse than the solid equivalent. Instead, they should be viewed as two different guitars with two different sets of tonal characteristics.
Think "Gretsch", but better and for the modern player! Throw in a pair of TV Jones Filtertrons and a buttery smooth Bigsby vibrato and you've got a guitar that hits all the right notes. Filtertrons and a sexy Tangerine Sunburst Finish make this Statesman all around knockout!
A combonation of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
The Statesman LC Deluxe model comes standard with a TV Jones Filtertrons in the neck and bridge. A Bibsby Vibrato completes the classic look. This Statesman features a Tangerine Sunburst & Custom Inlay on the fretboard.
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Top Wood: Maple laminate
Back Wood: Maple laminate
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Fully hollow w/ parallel trestle braces
Inlays: Custom Fingerboard Inlay
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Pinned ebony base w/ tun-o-matic saddle top & Bigsby vibrato
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained ivoroid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: C Shape
Pickup(s): TV Jones FilterTrons
Case: Collings Ameritage Hardcase
Misc. 1: Tangerine Sunburst Finish
Misc. 6: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 8: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow