I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Most of Collings’ electrics are tribute guitars and they do make their guitars to a very high standard. This one, a tribute to Gretsch no doubt, is the Collings Statesman LC.
Here is a Gretsch:
They do look similar don’t they?
I have a beautiful Custom Shop Gretsch that was crafted by Master Builder Stephen Stern. The custom shop GretschÂ is finished to the same high standard as a Collings and it looks like there is enough of a design difference with the Collings guitar to keep the two companies out of court. I would love to play a Statesman though. There is something about the way that Collings builds necks.