Collings Statesman LC Guitar Candy Apple Red with Walnut Stained Back and Sides
We are excited to announce the newest member of the Collings family, the Collings Statesman. Built for those who are looking for a trestle braced, Chet style, semi-hollow with the legendary craftsmanship of a Collings guitar. 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 semi-hollow models, the laminate construction sends more controlled information to the pickups, allowing Collings to use higher output electronics. These guitars feature the standard Lollar Imperials, as opposed to the low-wind Imperials used in the 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.
The Statesman model comes standard with a TV Jones Filtertron Classic pickup in the neck and a TV Jones Filtertron Classic Plus in the bridge. A Bigsby Vibrato completes the classic look. This Statesman features a Candy Apple red finish with a Walnut stained back and sides making this instrument particularly stylish.
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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: Spruce Trestle Braces
Inlays: No fingerboard inlay
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: TVJ Classic Plus
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Deluxe Flared Headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 19
Neck Profile: TV J Classic Neck
Body Length: 19"
Total Length: 41"
Pickup(s): TV Jones FilterTron Classic Neck and Classic Plus Bridge
Case: Custom Collings Case
Misc. 1: Humbucker Routs
Misc. 2: Walnut Stain Back and Sides
Misc. 3: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 4: Bigsby Tailpiece
Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod