(NEW) Collings decided that they weren't going to travel to NAMM this year, but that didn't stop them from making some excellent guitars that were originally intended for the 2023 show. One such is this excellent SoCo 16 LC, one of Collings' industry-leading semi-hollows, and they certainly turned the heat up on this one!
The single-cut SoCo 16 has a 16" lower bout and laminated maple construction. It's a lot of guitar and it has a lot of tone! The pickups on this one have been upgraded to the ultra-detailed ThroBak humbuckers, with DT102 MXVs in both neck and bridge positions. This guitar has the aged finish package, with light finish checking added to the body and peghead (no finish checking on the neck shaft) and some light tarnish added to the hardware. What we love about the aged finish is that instant level of comfort, the played-in vibe and the lack of worry about the first scratch or ding.
Laminated maple construction with some impressive figuring, sunburst top finish and brown stain on the back/sides. Short scale with 1 11/16" nut width. Ungrained ivoroid fingerboard binding on rosewood board. Gotoh tuners with ebony buttons. Includes original Ameritage hard case.
AMW Price: $7,750 (Online checkout, Collings 2023 MAP price)
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