Eboneezer arrives [Koll content]

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  1. baald

    baald Member

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    You may have seen it over at the BAM refugee camp, but I thought I'd repeat it here.....

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    What a flabergasting instrument! I haven't gotten any pics worth sharing yet; Saul's pics are below. all i can say is that it exceeded my expectations. very light and resonant. notes seem to hold forever -- and i haven't even plugged it in yet (studio in the middle of being completed, amp buried in boxes). No excess brightness detected despite the SS frets and ebony top/FB.

    The skyway is wonderfull and i get none of the ...um... lack of "springiness" that others have described. between the trem and the body resonance, it sounds like it has a built-in 'verb. it is a bit stiff (the trem action), but nothing i won't get used to.

    details and finish are awesome. no stickiness to the nitro on the neck. the wood is left to pretty much speak for itself. it's just perfect. All the good stuff I'd heard about Saul and his work played true in my experience


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    Koll Custom Tornado (Eboneezer) specs:

    back: chambered one-piece black limba
    neck: black limba
    top: macasser ebony
    fretboard: macasser ebony
    headplate: macasser ebony
    (all macasser cut from same billet)
    finish: nitrocellulose
    binding: none
    contours: belly, forearm

    scale: 24.625
    shape: standard Koll carve (C-shape, .830 - .900 I think)
    radius: compound 12 - 14
    nut width: 1 11/16
    frets: SS6105
    nut: Kolloid
    top inlay: none
    binding: none
    side dots: MOP
    neck pickup: harmonic design VP90
    bridge pickup: TV Jones Electroflux
    controls: 1 master volume; 1 master tone; 4-way (super-tele) switch

    bridge: skyway, nickel plated
    tuners: sperzel locking, nickel plated
    knobs: knurled, nickle plated
    jack: electrosocket, black anodized
    strap buttons: standard, nickel
    truss rod cover: 1-ply, engraved pugilist figure and "Eboneezer"


    strings: .009 - .042
    action: low

    weight: light. my lightest guitar. (no scale here)
     
  2. fatback

    fatback Member

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    That is awesome! :AOK

    Congrats.
     
  3. Riscchip

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    Sweet looking axe! :)
     
  4. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Once again.. AWESOME.

    Tell me about the Skyway bridge. How is it? Looks nice on that guitar.

    Richard
     
  5. patchesprescott

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    absolutely ridiculous!!!!

    i love it...

    man - i cannot wait for Rick to finish my Skyway so my Koll can get to its new home

    glad to hear you're likin' the skyway on yours

    how's that bridge pickup sound?
     
  6. Unburst

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    Wow, that looks beautiful.

    Saul hits it out of the park again.
     
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    Wow! What a beautiful guitar! This is the best installation of the production model Skyway I've seen so far, set nice and low into the guitar, with a tight clean route. I can't wait for my Suhr with Skyway after seeing this.

    I'm not familiar with that TV Jones bridge pickup, looks like a cross between a tele and P90, how does it sound?
     
  9. n.j.

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    Gorgeous! Congratulations and enjoy. Oh yeah, and post clips when your studio is done. :)
     
  10. joek86

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    Really RICH looking, congrats! Update us when you plug in!

    Joe
     
  11. Tone Disciple

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    Very nice! Love the ebony top!
     
  12. MJR

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    Yet another beautiful piece of work from Saul. What a classy and gorgeous guitar!

    Tone report, please. :)
     
  13. onehandfretting

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    SWEET!!!

    I've been waiting to see this axe ever since you mentioned it a few months back in another thread. Very awesome!!!
     
  14. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    That is absolutely sick! :dude
     
  15. Blunder

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    That's a beauty! Nice choice of woods on that one. I bet it sounds better than it looks.
    I was hoping I would get to see it in person when I went to Saul's shop to pick up my new Duo... But I am still waiting. Hopefully my electroflux and magnatron was sent along with yours and I'll have it in my hands soon.
     
  16. EunosFD

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    Every time I see a new Koll I think it's the best one I've ever seen, but I think this is, for me, the end-all Koll for my tastes. It's a stunner fo' sho! Congrats!!!!
     
  17. Mojoman

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    That is one good looking guitar. I really love Saul's work....they are all just beautiful in a modern-vintage sort of way. Does that "modern-vintage" even make any sense?:rolleyes:
     
  18. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    The Dark Lord of Kolls! Eeeexcellent.

    The Electroflux pickups do, indeed, sound like you'd expect them to -- a cross between a P-90 & a Tele bridge. They're quite nifty.

    Every Koll I see makes me that much more impatient for mine, due in December/January.
     
  19. Orren

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    And I'm glad you did! Gorgeous guitar! If it's anything like my recent Koll (Lefty MIDI Tornado thread, down in this forum) I'm sure it plays like a dream. Koll does great work, every one I see makes me wish I could afford even more Koll guitars! :dude

    Thanks for sharing,
    Orren
     
  20. ducmike

    ducmike Silver Supporting Member

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    That is one stunning Koll. Saul's work is always amazing, but WOW!
     

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