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Collings Statesman LC Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Finish with Dual TV Jones FilterTron Pickups ID-9902


Collings Statesman LC Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Finish with Dual TV Jones FilterTron Pickups

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.

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 tobacco sunburst top 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 model comes standard with a TV Jones Filtertron Classic pickup in the neck and a TV Jones Filtertron Classic Plus in the bridge. A Bibsby Vibrato completes the classic look. This Statesman features a custom Tobacco Sunburst finish.

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Collings Statesman


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: SMLC15023

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

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Bridge: Tonepros AVR-II bridge with pinned Ebony base

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio

Pickguard: Black

Headstock Shape: Deluxe Flared Headstock

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 19

Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape

Pickup(s): TV Jones FilterTron Classic Neck and Classic Plus Bridge

Case: Custom Collings Case

Misc. 2: Custom Tobacco Sunburst

Misc. 3: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 4: Bigsby Tailpiece

Misc. 5: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel

Misc. 6: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 7: Slim contour F-holes