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Collings Makes A Gretsch

CollingsStatesman

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:

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 Gretsch 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.