Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by gretsch63, Sep 23, 2006.
Does anyone own a Koll custom guitar? They look amazing! A little pricey $$$.. but.....Comments?
Great guitars. There have been quite a few threads on these beauties in recent months--do a quick search. I haven't heard a bad word about them yet.
Saul Koll certainly ranks among the handful of truly exceptional top quality builders. His vision and abilities are almost limitless, his knowledge is encyclopedic, his instruments sound and play as good as it gets and comparatively, his prices are on the low side for builders of similar quality.
His build quality ranks with that of some of the great archtop and flat-top builders who are charging 5K to 20K to get into a guitar.
Given his quality and hiow wonderfully musical his guitars are, I actually consider them to be quite a bargain.
I have 3 of them! Saul builds a great looking, playing and sounding guitar that embodies the retro/modern vibe. He is fantastic to work with and has allot of heart and soul!
The Root Beer colored one is my favorite, it is great looking and is the more versatile of the two. I have really bonded with this guitar, it's like my right arm at this point! The Goldtop is a custom that Saul did this year from an idea conjured up by Matte Henderson who also frequents TGP, I believe that he has the original prototype.
I'm expecting a very cool present sometime around my birthday or Christmas.
u r correct, sir.
Splatt and Matte, You are right! It says P1 on the headstock!
Hey Matte, I wish you would post a shot of your's, I would love to see how it came out!
Yah, I had Saul build what he later named the DL Thinline. Awesome guitar. I have a second one in the works.
Do you have any gig pics of the Gold one? I'd really like to see what that design looks like when its actually hanging off someone! Beautiful axe :AOK
I don't have any of me playing it, but I will take some a post them.
It is actually very well balanced and ergonomicly correct, the only thing that takes some getting use to is the weight. My other Koll is chambered and is as light as a feather, so any normal solid guitar is noticably heavy. It fortunately is not as heavy as most of the LPs that I have tried and owned.
WOW Matte, it's gonna be nutty, can't wait to see it!
What trem are you using for this guitar?
Count me among the Koll faithful! He made my Lefty MIDI Tornado (http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=142880) and I've never looked back--its the best guitar I own, and we're already dreaming up the next one!
I'm waiting on one as well.
Italy is waiting for TWO (2) 'glides to be delivered by november this year, just in time for the yearly guit show in Milano, where they're gonna rub shoulders with some other purty six stringies from Germany and Finland
Needless to say, 'Ole Europey folks are quite curious and excited at the same time
That guit is totally outrageous, I have never seen anything like it ! No wonder it has taken so long to build!
Nice wood too, what is it?