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.
Standard Features Include:
- Premium figured maple top over semi-hollow mahogany body
- Inset maple center block and mahogany neck
- Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding
- Slim contour F-holes
- High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Single-bound "Haircut" headstock
- 15 degree headstock angle
- Ebony or rosewood peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
- 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 16th 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
- Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs
- Dual Lollar low-wind Imperial humbuckers
- 1950's style wiring scheme
- CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
- Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
- Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
- Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
- Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
- Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
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- Body Length: 19"
- Body Depth at Side: 1 5/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15"
- Total Length: 40 1/4"
- Scale Length: 24 7/8"
- Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Factory Strings: D' Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
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