Koll Guitars unveils new models
The boutique company updates its Troubadour range and teases prototypes of an upcoming line.
The 2018 Troubadour range
At Winter NAMM 2018, Koll Guitars announced several updates to its repertoire of retrolicious six-strings: a refreshed Troubadour line-up and a brand-new series, the Super Cub.
The first model out of the 2018 Troubadour range is a Burgundy Mist Metallic beauty. It has a contoured alder body in Koll’s Glide shape, a bolt-on maple neck, a rosewood fretboard and a pair of Lollar wide-range humbuckers. Koll plans on releasing four more Troubadours in a bucketful of options, including TV Jones and Curtis Novak pickups, ash bodies and maple fretboards.
Alongside the new Troubadours, Koll—which, interestingly, counts Helvetica and Objectified filmmaker Gary Hustwit as a partner—also debuted three prototypes from the upcoming Super Cub series during NAMM. These are inspired by the old-school Epiphone Wilshire, Harmony Bobkat and Melody Maker, and will be equipped with period-appropriate pickups and hardware, such as Novak Gold Foils and Bigsby tremolos.
The Troubadours list for $3,400, while the Super Cubs will start from the “low $3,000 range,” according to Koll. For more information, check out kollguitars.com.