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❌SOLD❌ Collings SoCo Deluxe Thinline Electric Sunburst, 2009


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The Collings SoCo Deluxe is an extremely well crafted take on the semi-solid, thinline archtop guitar concept that dates back to the 1958 introduction of the ES-335.

The SoCo Deluxe is built with a carved, quilted Maple top on a carved Mahogany back, Mahogany sides and neck and a bound Ebony fingerboard. Mother of Pearl is used for the split-parallelogram and Collings logo inlays.

For hardware, Sperzel tuners with Ivoroid keystone buttons are at the headstock, and a locking Tone Pros Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece set are at the body. The electronics start with Lollar Imperial humbuckers, and these run through a standard pickup selector with individual volume and tone controls. Collings’ distinctive, in-house Ivoroid control knobs really set off the body.

This Collings SoCo Deluxe example, built during 2009 at the Collings shop in Austin Texas, is in very nice condition and plays very well – as one expects from a Collings. The fit and finish are as good as you will get from any production guitar.   The quilted Maple top and Sunburst finish are really an unbeatable combination, giving a deep, ripping, organic effect. 

The original black Collings hard shell case by Armitage is included.

Here’s what Collings has to say about the SoCo and the SoCo Deluxe:

“Named after the vibrant and eclectic South Congress district of Austin, TX, The SoCo combines some of the most well loved features and sounds from the heritage of semi-hollow guitars with a distinctive look and feel all its own.

The SoCo Deluxe is our most premium configuration of the versatile and distinctive SoCo. Featuring ivoroid fingerboard and peghead binding along with our custom ivoroid knobs and pickup rings, this model provides our highest level of aesthetics and hand-carved solid wood construction.

A 15″ lower bout gives the SoCo Deluxe a lightweight, comfortable balance and imparts an articulate quality to the complex tone that comes from its solid carved top. The ergonomically carved neck heel and long neck tenon ensures that each note can be accessed with ease and will ring with balanced sustain. The SoCo Deluxe stands comfortably among the finest offerings available today for the uncompromising electric guitarist.”


Price: $5,280.00 CAD
  • Model: SoCo Deluxe
  • Year: 2009
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 10129
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 10/04/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.86lbs 3.12kg
  • Scale Length: 24.875in 632mm
  • Nut Width: 1.71in 43.5mm
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