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❌SOLD❌ Cole Clark Violap with Horseshoe Pickup, 2003


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The Cole Clark Violap is based on the classic Weissenborn steel guitar body shape, but built as a semi-hollow for amplified use without feedback. The concept is similar to the thinline Gibson ES-335 series, with a solid center block in an arched-top body.

Cole Clark was founded in 2001 by Adam Cole and Bradley Clark in Melbourne Australia, and focuses on building quality instruments using sustainably harvested tone woods mostly native to Australia.

This Cole Clark Violap dates to 2003 and its body is largely Queensland Maple, paired with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard on a Mahogany neck. This example is one of the few, and last, models to use the horseshoe pickup design. The horseshoe design dates back to the earliest days of electric guitars and was used by the Rickenbacker company, which still owns and diligently protects the design. Later models use modern design humbucking pickups.

For other hardware, the Violap uses Grover Roto-Matics; the nut is Tusq and the saddle is Bakelite. A gig bag is included.

These models are presently not available as new – a factory fire has put a halt to production, though it is expected to resume soon.


Price: $999.00 CAD
  • Model: Violap
  • Year: 2003
  • Finish Satin
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A
  • Country of Origin: Australia
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 29/10/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.7lbs 3.5kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.97in 50mm
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