Good reason to leave work early......KOLL

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by joek86, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. joek86

    joek86 Supporting Member

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    I got my new Koll Goldtop today and spent 2 hours non-stop playing it. Absolutely great! The design, that is based on the L5S was suggested to Saul by fellow forumulite Matte Henderson, so he definitely gets the credit for starting the ball rolling on this one, thanks Matte! I wanted a single cut that was different and I got it, totally cool! Joe

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  2. baald

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    wow! i think the pickguard is my favorite part :)
    looks like spawn of michelin man (Bibendum is his name actually) and ms. pacman got hungry for p90. cool.
     
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    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    matte Senior Member

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    thanks but credit where credit is due
    http://www.jgguitars.com/eng/html/guitars/l5custom.html
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    Saul certainly has a great eye for a line. All his guitars have a visual balance and elegance which is so hard to achieve.

    ,Damian.
     
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    i just pooped my pants!

    i LOVE L5S's and this just effed me up for good. thanks

    no, seriously, thats one of the coolest, nicest guitars ive seen here.....ever.
     
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    ducmike Silver Supporting Member

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    Saul keeps outdoing himself. And that pickguard.....
     
  8. EunosFD

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    Absolutely f'ing perfect! Well, no...both Saul & Johan's takes on it are. The L5S shape is one of my all-time faves, but the originals tend to be so freakin' heavy. Not to mention they're a bit too ornamented for my tastes, but they're meant to be a premium/fancy model so it's understandable. Both of these here are perfect takes on the shape and I can't wait to see if either builder makes more. Erm, no then I'd probably start to entertain thoughts about which organ or limb to sell in order to buy one. Not good.

    Congrats Joe!

    Oh yeah, some sound clips would be fantastic too. ;)
     
  9. zappafrank

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    Absolutely awesome---THAT would make me trade my '56 RI, for sure!!
    ---I live in Portland, and I STILL do not have a KOLL!!!!What the F is wrong with me...!---i'm going to have to get over my 'vintage style' leanings and get after something like that---just fantastic--

    ac
     
  10. gregc

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiice~~~~

    gregc
     
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    Those are just awesome. Just when I think I'm done...
     
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    Gorgeous!!!!!
    :drool
     
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    That pickguard is sooo hip. It reminds me of the silhouette of an old neon theatre marquee from the fifties. SUPER cool.
     
  14. Balance

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    Just great. That pickguard is beautiful. Mr. Koll continues to amaze me.
     
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    GASP!

    Must be the nicest "one off" Koll I've seen so far.
    Just frigging unbelevable... I love the headstock design, I love the whole damn thing.

    MAN!!
     
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    mmmmmmmmm..........goldtop.
    beautiful!
     
  17. edwarddavis

    edwarddavis Supporting Member

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    great looking guitar, Have fun. How long did it take too get one of those made?.
     
  18. joek86

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    Thanks for the comments guy's, I am loving this guitar! It took Saul about 9 or 10 months to complete. As with my first Koll, it has exceeded my expectations!


    Joe
     
  19. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    OK I know it's been said by everybody else but once again...that pickguard!

    How Saul manages to come up with designs like this are beyond me. In this case he pays homage to Art Deco without being over the top or gaudy in any way-sort of edgy and retro but timeless all at the same time.

    It's all about taste and knowing how to balance all the elements I guess-magic!
     
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    Good Lord. This stuff is like crack.
     

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