Offered is this super Collings Soco LC built in 2019 and in near mint condition. For many players, Collings makes the best semi-hollow electrics in the business right now.
Being an 'LC' model, this instrument has a laminated Maple body and a Maple center block. The laminated construction is preferred by some as being more resistant to feedback than solid wood models. Some also argue that the laminated woods result in a more focused tone. This beauty is finished in Iced Tea Sunburst high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer and has a total weight of just 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The neck is made of Mahogany with ivoroid binding. It has a 24-7/8" string scale, a medium/fat C-shape with depth measurements of .865" at the first fret and .985" at the twelfth fret. The Indian Rosewood fretboard has a 12" radius, a 1-11/16" nut, medium frets and has been upgraded with parallelogram inlays. The electronics on this guitar consist of Lollar Low Wind Imperial humbuckers, DiMarzio pots and Jupiter caps and a 50's style wiring setup. The bridge and tailpiece are by Kluson and the tuners are Gotohs with ivoroid buttons. The Soco is the same size as Collings' I-30 and I-35 models (15" lower bout) save for the single cutaway design.
Play this guitar and you recognize that it is based on the Gibson ES formula, but has been built with a precision that Gibson has never been able to match. Like virtually all the guitars Collings builds, this Soco feels like it was carved from a single piece of wood. The playability is worthy of guitars costing far more. The tone matches or exceeds that of most any ES model I have ever played. Please check out the brief sound sample provided below. The tone is rich, clear and woody!
This guitar is in virtually unplayed condition with no flaws of any significance. The frets are spotless as well. It comes in it's original Collings/Ameritage case, also in superb condition.
A new example of this guitar sells for nearly $5,500 but you can get this superb 2019 example for $1K less. Whatever kind of music you make, many players feel that Collings makes the best semi-hollow electrics available these days. Try one and you will likely agree!
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