Collings continues to knock it out of the park with each guitar they send us. Up next, this stunning Collings Statesman. While giving a nod to Gretsch-style guitars (hollow-body construction, a Bigsby, and TV Jones Filter'Tron style pickups), the Gretsch similarities end quickly once you have this guitar in your hands. Borrowing the Collings SoCo body shape, the Statesman is an incredibly playable instrument that responds to your every whim - responsive, fast, toneful. To us, it almost feels like a Gibson ES125T or ES330 mated with a Grestch. Yes please! Anything from Chet approved picking to Johnny Marr chime to heavier rock inspired tones are possible. Add a Bigsby that works incredibly well and you've got a guitar to recon with! Priced with hard case by Ameritage!
Select maple semi-hollow laminate body
Ivoroid top/back/ binding
Slim contour F-holes
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
15 degree headstock angle
Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
22 frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
12" fingerboard radius
1 11/16" Bone nut
24 7/8" Scale length
Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Fully adjustable truss rod
Black or cream pickup rings and black or gold top hat knobs
Dual TV Jones pickups
1950's Style wiring scheme
CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Serial No. 15031
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