Saul Koll Makes another offset

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Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by Stereordinary » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:23 pm

He's made some custom hollow Jazzmasters for Lee Renaldo, and now he has this one up on his site:

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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by Naturality » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:26 pm

Ugh! That's horrible. The star inlays look really tacky, the plain chrome plate looks weird and it has no tremolo.  Although, the finish is nice

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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:31 pm

I don't like the star inlays either, but overall I think it looks cool. I like the bare rhythm plate. It gives it some kind of 60s Italian flavor. A Bigsby  with the old style bow tie bridge would look great on it. Did he build this one in particular for someone?

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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by Pumpkin » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:33 pm

I Luv the stars,rest of it's kinda crappy. 8)

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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by serial » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:07 pm

I love the stars on my J-180 Everly acoustic, but everywhere else, it looks like a Ritchie Sambora ripoff.  Don't wanna be that.
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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by FireAarro » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:09 pm

I love it! Maybe not the stars, but everything else is great. Dots+binding might look cool with it, or just plain dots.
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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by Mad-Mike » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:11 pm

Stars or no stars, I'd rather play that than a Les Paul Special., more comfortable, and Jaguar scale.
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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by mynameisjonas » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:02 am

i kinda like it actually. i think the sunburst headstock looks really cool, and the blank rhythm control plate looks OK too. is it polished aluminum? doesn´t look like chrome... i´m a big fan of aluminum.

but the stars are hideous...

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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by John Taverna » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:45 am

looks nice but... :-\
I like the stars but I hate that bridge

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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by Who Ran The Iron Horse? » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:18 am

So would this be Jaguar or Jazzmaster scale?

Looks...alright. But blank control plate = offputting.
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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by Stereordinary » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:52 am

I don't know the scale or anything about the build.  He has a "Custom" section on his website, and anytime he makes a Fender copy it seems to be considered part of his "Fullerton Vintage Series."  He's done a couple sweet Teles too, but the offsets are rare.
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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by Puke+Cry » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:09 pm

i dont like the chrome parts and the bridge, but the neck looks rad

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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by fuzzjunkie » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:47 pm

i really want a Koll. a friend has 2 and they are sweet. this one, however, is not the one i'd want.
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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by 1946dodge » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:32 pm

I like it. I like the soapbars and bet they sound creamy.
I want one.
I cant figure out why he left switches off the left chrome piece though.
I want switches there.
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Re: Saul Koll Makes another offset

Post by FireAarro » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:18 pm

I want one now. I think when I have tons of money I'll make a Warmoth or USACG Jag with 2 P90s and a Tune-o-Matic/Stoptail thing. a Gibson/jag combination.
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