Ode to a Koll DuoGlide

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by zeppo, Dec 4, 2005.


  1. zeppo

    zeppo Supporting Member

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    I've had this Koll DuoGlide since 99. I was playing it today and thought, "my I think this guitar kicks major booty. I think I'll take some pics of it and post on the gear page". So here it is. Right now it has duncan phat cats in it, which I like a lot but may go with some WCR humbuckers as it's a pretty chimey guitar with it's alder/maple top body and mahogany neck. Very nice brazillian board, light weight and the bigsby holds tune great. Seeing as how I've had it six years, I guess the honeymoon is over and it's still one of my all time favorites and I've had, errr, more than my share.

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  2. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    Saul is amazing. Can't wait for my next Koll.
     
  3. showman(tx)

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    You're absolutely right! Beautiful ...
     
  4. joek86

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    Outstanding look, love the colors!


    Joe
     
  5. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Astounding. I love Saul's guitars, although I've only had a chance to see them, not hear them. However, if the fates are feeling kind, I may have my first soon. :dude

    If it's not to be, I'll console myself by staring at all the Kolliciousness around these parts. Eventually, I want to order my own, but I want to get a good idea for the Saul's guitars actually feel/play like before I take the custom plunge.

    But if you're gonna put some humbuckers in there, it just screams for the TV Jones experience. :)
     
  6. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    thank you zeppo ...you`ve done a great thing for humanity today
     
  7. KRosser

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    Oh my....I think I just swooned...






    (I got two Kolls coming later this month...)
     
  8. zeppo

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    <spoken to fiscally responsible spouse> You see honey? It's not for me I spend all this money on guitars. It's for....humanity. Now, humanity is really curious what WCR darkbursts would sound like in here so....
     
  9. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    AWEsome...!

    What's the scale length on this one?
     
  10. zeppo

    zeppo Supporting Member

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    Standard Koll scale length, I think it's 24.625 or something (gibson standard).
     
  11. iainmc

    iainmc Silver Supporting Member

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    thats the guitar that got me into my own koll obsession. in fact i wanted that on to sound like Zeppos other duo with Filtertrons & no bigsby.

    the question i never asked - is that the on form sauls ad?

    i was playing my tornado tonight - his guitars rawk.

    /i
    p.s. zeppo - you just don't have enough guitars or amps (& we need some Gin this week)...
     
  12. mude

    mude Supporting Member

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    Just picked up two Kolls myself (with a plan to only keep one). Mr. Koll has been great and his stuff is absolutely impressive.

    Tough decision as they are both great, but I can't keep both. Not sure which direction I will go. One is a Korina Tornado with hums and the other is a mahog Glide Jr. with Lollar P90s.

    It would be really easy to keep both (except for the money part :D ). It has really been great to find Koll as I had not felt the overwhelming desire for any of the new stuff lately until I saw Koll's work. Quite happy with Suhr/Baker, but man, Kolls really do it for me as well.

    Fun to have them for sure (and it will still be fun even with only one).

    Evan.
     
  13. drezdin

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    Beautiful guitar. I can't wait for my first Koll. Only about 5-6 months to go :(
     
  14. kev

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    Very nice! Saul's work continues to amaze me, and I've only seen them in pictures.
     
  15. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    I need to get a 3rd digicam (2 broken already ) and take some shots as good as Zeppo`s ....mine`s also on Saul`s page ...gretsched out !
    The guitar is perfect on a daily basis ! (25.5 scale)


    anyone else out there in a photo mood ?



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  16. Saul Koll

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    Hi Zeppo,

    That guitar looks cool! I especially like the broken pickguard, nice touch! Wow, man, that is a pre NOPO (North Portland) guitar! When they were really good! Remember my old shop out on Holgate? No heat, bad power, and a leaky roof? yeah, that was when it was good.:D
    Time flies. Except when you are waiting for your guitar. Thanks to everyone who does.
    The Mah W. Bah's black one looks good too.

    Here are a few that I have completed recently:


    [​IMG][/IMG] Check out the cool top!
    [​IMG][/IMG] This one has a clear lucite pickguard.
    [​IMG][/IMG] Dark burst. (pickguard added later.)
    [​IMG][/IMG] TVJonesMAGNATRON neck, Classic bridge.

    cheers, thanks to all. I'm off to work on your guitar now..
     
  17. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey, Saul...

    I've been drooling over that goldtop Super Glide Almighty on your site for some time now...

    I'm imagining that guitar, but with a 25-1/2" scale, and a solid rosewood neck with no position markers...

    Yum...! :dude :dude :dude
     
  18. kev

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    Dear Santa....


    :dude



    Kev
     
  19. Saul Koll

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    Thanks Dave! Do you mean this one?
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    I have a really cool gold top in the works. We are several months out, but I'll put some shots of it up as soon as there is something to look at.

    Thanks, Santa's watching, I need to get back to it.


    saul
     
  20. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup. That be the one...! Put a BIG fat rosewood neck on it, and I'd be in heaven...!
     

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