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Darling Coco Bolo
Is there a lighter weight Alembic guitar with all the look, feel, and tone of the bigger models?

The short answer is "yes."

The slightly longer answer is that the Little Darling guitar may be small, but that only adds to its charms. The sound is anything but tiny. Thanks to neck through construction, lasting sustain is in your future. Rich low end response and crystalline highs are also a credit to the neck construction.

The body is carved with tummy and elbow contours for an incredibly comfortable fit. The elbow carving also exposes the layers of accent laminates under the top. We think the Heart Omega carving at the bottom of the body makes it all the more "darling." We also make the slightly larger Darling guitar.

Electronics include a volume and filter for each pickup. Pickup selection is logical with an off/on/bright switch for each pickup. The amount of brightness in the "bright" setting can be adjusted to your personal preferences with a screwdriver-adjusted trimpot in the electronics cavity. Get ready to rethink your effector units and EQ settings, because this guitar is coming at you clean and clear, and it prefers to start things out with flat settings on the rest of your signal chain. The output jack is side-mounted and features welded palladium contacts for durability.

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Scale length 25.50 in
Neck Woods 7-piece: Maple, Purpleheart, Maple, Vermilion, Maple, Purpleheart, Maple
Fingerboard wood Ebony with Mother of Pearl oval inlays, Darling heart inlay at 12th fret
Nut width 1.65 in
24th fret width 2.25 in
Peghead Alembic Small Crown
Truss rods dual, body adjust
Top wood Flame Maple
Body wood Mahogany
Sandwich Flame Maple, Purpleheart, Maple, Purpleheart, Mahogany
Body depth 1.65 in
Finish gloss polyester with satin neck feel
Pickups Alembic STR and HGR
Controls volume, filter, off/on/bright for each pickup, mono output
Tailpiece Brass bird
Nut height adjustable solid brass
Machine heads Gold Alembic-Gotoh
Average weight about 7 pounds for Little Darling, about 7.5-8 pounds for Darling
Overall dimensions About 35" x 12.5"
Origin 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA
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