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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by BigDaddyLH, Jan 22, 2020.
As a huge Collings and Julian fan I am very excited. I inquired about the price but it hasn't been finalized yet but I'm going to start saving.
Interesting things coming out of collings these days. They did a nice looking OM for him too.
handsome guitar. the height that the fretboard sits off of the guitar sticks out like a neon sign to me... I'm guessing no neck angle. is an interesting take.
So it's a Gretsch??
I wonder if Collings will ever try a Telecaster?
The Waterloo is the kinda Nick Lucas at a lesser price...you'd think that may open a spot on the electric side for a "bargain" priced model as I'm sure this one will be over $4K
Raised/elevated fingerboards have been a popular trend in guitar making over the last decade or two. I've mostly seen it from high end classical guitar builders though where the claimed benefits are better playability in the upper frets, more ideal string angle off the bridge, and better sustain in the upper frets.
Probably both to be more Gresch-like and the current trend.
Collings does great work; this one is interesting.
Yeah both very high and looks like not much angle as well.
Here I'm not sure what advantage there would be, but it certainly makes it easier to mount those traditional pickups that don't work in the neck position on a solid body electric.
I see so little neck angle for a floating bridge and a Bigsby, looks like it feels like an old Jazzmaster: banjo plink!
A vintage-style Gretsch DuoJet has that same raised neck; it's part of the DuoJet construction/design. It looks like the Collings has the neck heel extended (the Gretsch has a bit of an "overhang") and it may be taller, or that may be an optical illusion because the Collings doesn't have binding like a Gretsch.
Here's a photo of a DuoJet I found on Reverb: