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Collings guitar owners club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Jostein, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    A perfect guitar!
     
  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I think the guitar has Collings’ “haircut” headstock.
    I think it’s an upgrade.
    I’ve seen a few at Hill Country Guitars.
     
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  3. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    Yes, that's right. I have two Soco's but they both have the regular headstock.
    The eastsides I have has the bigger headstock.
     
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  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I missed this thread somehow. Here's my CL Deluxe. Wonderful guitar. Even better when I replaced the stock Lollars with Throbak SLE-101s. Wouldn't mind having a matching SoCo LC some day...


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  5. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    Looks fantastic. My 2008 Soco deluxe has that finish. That guitar has the lollars, but I have two others with the Throbaks SLE-101's, I think they are great. The lollars are great but it seems like the Throbaks has something a little extra. Really digging those dogear Lollars in the I-30lc though. I haven't tried any Throbak P90's yet.
     
  6. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    So... you have my matching SoCo I was talking about. :)

    Must have been a popular finish that year. Mine's a 2008 as well.

    This was my first time playing the Lollar humbuckers, and frankly... I'm not a fan. I'd prefer Gibson '57s.

    It's also my first time playing Throbaks. They sound ridiculously good in this guitar. Easily the best PAF style I've played - not that I've played all that many.
     
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  7. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    Ah, yes. I could tell yours are from that era, the tunes gives it away. I don't see this finish on many of their newer models. The early Collings has a different vibe I think. Some changes over the years. Tuners is one thing, cases, pots and caps(I think). The newer CL has mainly eastscoast maple tops. My soco has the braz board, old tuners, old case. It also has an alder center block. Now thet use maple and I believe a maple/spruce/maple sandwich on the lc models. The laminae recipe on the I-35lc's has changed overt eh years and now all the models comes with binding and picking as standard. The necks has rolled fingerboards and a little less shoulders.
    I like the I-35lc's with pickguards but kind of prefer the look of the soco without.
     
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  8. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Interesting details... This is my first and only Collings, so I'm not up on all this stuff.

    Aside from the stock Lollars, the tuners are the other thing I'd change. Waverlys or Sta-Tites would be perfect, but I'm not going to try and retrofit.
     
  9. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    The problem with these tuners is that they get worn out and too loose. That's why the changed and are now using Gotoh. Those work much better than the Sprezel's. I have to say that the newer Collings are super incredible. I didn't think it was possible to make better guitars than they did in the past, but IMO the newer ones are in a different league.
     
  10. Unionjack515

    Unionjack515 Tele-Meister

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    About a month out, according to Angela at Collings. I asked for them to include both the standard grained ivoroid knobs as well as amber knobs on my I-35 LC Deluxe. Options are good
     
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  11. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    That's awesome, post some pic's when it arrives.
     
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  12. Unionjack515

    Unionjack515 Tele-Meister

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    Got the call yesterday that it has been shipped and could arrive as soon as today.
     
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  14. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Tasteful relic. Very nice. What pickups?
     
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  15. Unionjack515

    Unionjack515 Tele-Meister

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    Thanks! Lollar Imperial Low Wind.
     
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  18. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    Those are gorgeous!! Love the natural!
     
  19. tonedr

    tonedr Tele-Afflicted

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    thank you..amazing group of folks there in Austin for sure and i just wish them the best as they move forward.
     
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  20. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    Great posts!
     
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