Bill Collings’ and his shop in Austin, Texas has been building some of the finest acoustic guitars for decades and when he turned his attention to electric guitars the result was nothing short of astonishing!
Just look at this beauty of a guitar! Ths is the Collings SoCo 16 LC with the extra wide flared headstock option, ( just like the old D’Angelico’s) Collings brings its own distinctive aesthetic and sonic voice to the tradition of classic semi-hollow electric guitars. Crafted with the best vintage examples of semi-hollow tone in mind, the SoCo 16 LC utilizes a specially developed combination of wood laminates for the top, back and sides that are crafted in-house to create a focused and versatile instrument.
With a solid maple center-block and slightly larger body dimensions than its other SoCo siblings, the new 16 LC speaks with a full bodied authority that confidently delivers everything from warm punchy jazz to sparkling airy leads. For many guitarists the SoCo 16 LC might not just be the next guitar, but the guitar: the desert island one.
In excellent condition and expertly set-up by our accomplished luthiers. Comes with Hardhsell case and Collings certificate.
Collings Soco 16Lc Features:
- Construction: Semi hollow w/ maple center block
- Body: Maple laminate
- Top: Maple laminate
- Neck: Honduran mahogany
- Body Binding: Non-grained ivoroid
- Fingerboard Binding: Non-grained ivoroid
- Bridge: Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
- Tailpiece: Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)
- Soundhole: F-holes (unbound)
- Pickups: Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers
- Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
- Knobs: Amber
- Pickup Rings: Cream
- Nut: 1 11/16″
- Scale Length: 24 7/8″
- Neck Joint: Extra long mortise & tenon
- Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
- Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
- Peghead Profile: Haircut
- Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
- Wiring: 50s style
- Fingerboard Radius: 12″
- Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
- Pickguard: Black/Cream/Black
- Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black