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Speed of Sound Mandolin Burst Item Description
This is the Colletti Guitars Speed of Sound™ serial #1005. This model is built with a Mandolin Burst finish over a flame maple top and a roasted ash body!
The Colletti Guitars Speed of Sound™ is an American-made guitar created by Music Zoo founder Tommy Colletti. The Speed of Sound™ is a bolt-on construction instrument featuring the Patent-Pending "Reso-Link" - a brass plate which links the body and neck to aid in resonance, sustain and articulation. The 'Reso-Link' is tuned specifically to sonically connect the neck and body to aid in the sympathetic resonance of each note. There's a defined note separation and sparkle added to the tones of the guitar that make it reminiscent of the touch-sensitive response of vintage guitars that have had decades to acclimate as a musical instrument and vibrate as one whole piece.
The tonewoods of the guitars (fretboards to necks and tops to bodies) are joined together using hot hide glue. The use of hide glue is a process adapted from vintage guitar construction, violin makers, and stringed instruments from decades and centuries past. Hot hide glue adds sustain and brilliance and brings out the natural tonal properties of the wood.
The pickups are designed in collaboration with Mark Stow of OX4. The pickups are a blend of some of Tommy and Mark’s favorite original PAF pickups from the late 1950s. This pickup set has a reverse magnet neck pickup to replicate the Peter Green & Gary Moore-owned Burst pickup that has become popular over the last few years. It delivers out-of-phase single coil sounds as well as blistering humbucking tones. The bridge pickup not only takes the best attributes from those early PAFs pickups, but combined with a slightly degaussed Alnico 5 magnet and 42 enamel wire, delivers a sound unmatched in current handmade pickups today. The Speed of Sound™ features high-quality brass hardware and a tremolo design originating in the late '70s. Vintage-accurate cloth-covered 22 gauge wire with authentic paper-in-oil capacitors are used to wire up the instrument.
If you're looking for a high-performance American-made electric guitar, you won't be disappointed by the tone and feel of a Colletti Speed of Sound™!
Includes: Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Tremolo Arm
Product Specs and Features
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Mandolin Burst Finish
- Flame Maple Top
- Roasted Swamp Ash Body
- Colletti Carve 4A Roasted Maple Neck and Indian Rosewood Fretboard with Heavily Rolled Shoulders
- Hide Glue Construction
- 5 Degree Headstock Angle
- Rosewood Dot Inlays with Brass Side Dots
- 25.5" Scale Length
- Pyramid Nickel Frets
- Specially-Voiced OX4 Pickups with Reverse Magnet Neck Pickup
- Mojotone Vintage Taper Volume and Tone Pots with Cloth Wiring
- Brass Ground and Jack Plates, Legacy Control Cavity, Patent-Pending Reso-Plate
- Emerson Paper in Oil .022 capacitor
- 8 lbs 3 oz
- .800" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .930" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
Additional Item Information
- Solid Body Electric Guitar Construction
- Manufactured by Colletti Guitars
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