New Kolls Day

Baemer

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They have arrived. Saul dropped them off on Friday, which is so incredibly kind. I’m totally overwhelmed, will provide you with a detailed report as I work them through the amps, and my playing situations.

IMHO They are amazing. My wife says the superior is the most beautiful guitar she’s ever seen. I have to agree, heartbreakingly beautiful and plays equally as well. The tornado is iconic.

Here are the photos. Saul is the man.





















Family Photo



More photos here - http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/Baemer/library/?view=recent&page=1

Ok, Back to playing, thanks for letting me share...more to come, and thanks to Saul.
 
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aeiou (why?)

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Holy smokes! Great looking guitars! Is that gold foil PUs on a gold foil top and a limba back? fill us in! (after you're done breakin' 'em in of course...)
 

Jaya

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Every single detail on these guitars is stunningly beautiful and iconic.
Kudos to Saul!
Enjoy them in a good health my friend.
 

anyone

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Oh man! That gold/copper-leaf one is the most visually appealing instrument I've ever seen.
Dang!!!!
 

chinstrap

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That is truly stunning. I knew Saul was a master builder, but that gold foil thingy is just mind bending. I've never seen anything like it. Enjoy!
 

Teleplayer

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Baemer, that gold foil piece is nucking futs. What did Saul do so that finish would actually stay on the guitar and not pull away from the body?

Beautiful axes.
 

DCH

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Congrats Baemer, and Saul too. Both are gorgeous, and the Superior is absolutely a work of art.

Can't wait to hear more.
 

David Myka

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Wow, gorgeous guitars!~ I agree, the gold top is just beautiful. I love the inlay on the Tornado too, very cool detail.

Man, if they play anywhere near as nice as the pink one you are in for many years of bliss!~

~David
 

jamess

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All three are stunning, but man that light gold one is just breathtaking!

What incredible art. Enjoy!
 

scott

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Did Saul make the tailpiece on that gold guitar?
Ive never seen one like that before, it looks very well made.
Love Saul's guitars, Id buy one if I could afford it!
 

shallbe

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Beautiful!!!!!!

Are those Lollar gold foils? I have a set of 3 in my Asher and really love them.
 

Baemer

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Hi Guys! Thank you for the posts! Yes, I'm beyond thrilled with the way these turned out. Seriously. No time for a proper tone report, which will come. To answer questions....
AEIOU - Yep, you got it, Gold Leaf on a NOS Gretsch Lam Maple top, and Nitro finish. Lollar Gold Foils, Biltoft CC with the new shielding, semi hollow with Korina center block, like a 335, Limba back and neck. Brazilian Rosewood board, Walnut face plate. Incredible.

Teleplayer - He did some sort of Applique that is not unlike applying wallpaper and then finished it all with Nitro. I have a picture of it I'll dig up and post later.

David - They do! Still working on the action on the Tornado, getting used to the longer scale (25"), but yes, just as clean and clear and low as on Mr. Pink, which is saying something. The Gold Superior actually plays better. :) It's definitely in the top 3 out of all the guitars I've played, if not #1. I'm really astonished that it can looks so cool, and plays and sounds so inspiring. It's not gimmicky sounding, but it sounds really unique, simultaneously vintage and high fidelity. You'll get to see them soon!

Plexigary - it's patinaed copper. Wonderful tactile feel when you are playing. My personal pseudo-science believes that it helps keep the tv jones T-90's quieter than I've experienced when I owned them in my previous tornado.

Jaya, DCH, Furilla, my friends, Anyone, Beezwx, Chinstrap, Jamess, Hotpaul, enharmonic, scott, Shallbe - thank you for your comments...

I'll be in touch with a formal update and Clips (jaya) soon.

Here's to Saul.
Yours in rock - B
 
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Congrats Baemer on the new axes & well done to Saul. You are a master! Love the custom tailpiece on the Superior - it just fits perfectly with the whole aesthetic of the guitar. Also I love way the inset binding on the neck mimicks the look of the Biltoft CC pickup cover.
 




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