NEW Koll model!

Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by Saul Koll, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Saul Koll

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    Howdy,

    I designed a new guitar that joins the Glide series now being produced by Gene Baker and Premier Builder's Guild.
    This is my take on a west coast mid century classic. I was inspired by that youtube of the Fender workshop from 1959 and had to do my take on it. This guitar is a departure for me in many ways.We had the prototype at NAMM and the the response has been fantastic.
    Premier Guitar Magazine thought it was cool enough to photograph and talk to me about it. (Thank you Rebecca and Chris!)
    Anyway, I introduce to you THE TROUBADOUR:
    http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20120209/1811/NAMM_12_Koll_Guitars_Troubadour_Demo.aspx

    Pricing and final options are still being developed, but we are aiming for something around $1999.
    Gene and crew are tooling up for this thing right now. We hope to have it available to our PBG Koll dealers very soon.
     
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    Saul, that is an incredibly cool guitar.
     
  3. Saul Koll

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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    dude.
    oh, yeah!

    looks really great, saul.

    i last played the troubadour in 1995-96 w/polytown --- me, my much-missed friend mick karn, & terry bozzio.

    dude!
     
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    Saul, it looks really cool. I bet it plays even better.
     
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    LOOOOOOVE it!!!!

    Damnit Saul, you make those of us to chicken to do our own demo's look weak. LOL
     
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    Awesome guitar Saul and cool demo!
     
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    Thank you!
    I think these will look really cool after they are gigged and tipped off the stands a couple times.

    The basic spec's:
    25.5" maple neck with rosewood board, Vintage C shape
    1 11/16" nut, 12 R.
    6105 frets
    Ebony facecap
    Gotoh vibrato
    CTS/Switchcraft electronics
    TV JONES Powertron
    Gotoh vintage K style tuners
    Solid Alder body
    Gloss finish top, satin back

    Here are a couple pics if you don't want to sit through the video.


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    Very cool Saul, I saw it at NAMM and really dig the simpleness.
    I think approaching a guitar design with its future in mind is very smart, some guitar look great after they have fallen a few times, others not so much.
    Right on!
     
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    Very cool and it still has that Koll body shape that I love and straight string pull.
     
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    Nice Saul, nobody nails the scale like you do.

    But another question... does that vans' windshield leak and drip off the dash on to your foot?
     
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    Saul,
    Any plans for two pickup model?
    Thanks,

    Jaya
     
  20. Saul Koll

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    Peter, yes, like a seive! But its so wet up here in the PNW we have webbed toes anyway and can paddle our way out.

    Jaya,
    In the design of anything there is temptation to make that thing appeal to more than a small target audience. I'm resisting the urge to make it more universal, at least right now. In stock form it is how you see it, but I believe that a neck pickup will be a dealer option.
    Another version of the Troubadour features an ash body with a hardtail string through tele style bridge.

    Thank you all for the kind words. I look forward to some hands-on feedback when we begin to ship.
     

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