Code: CCTL2EC-BLBL-HS

Cole Clark True Hybrid TL2EC HSS Blackwood – Blackwood Guitar

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$3,499.00 incl GST

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COLE CLARK – TL2EC-BLBL-HSS
Continuing on their mission to create instruments for the modern touring musician, Melbourne’s Cole Clark Guitars proudly announce their ‘True Hybrid’ range. After noting the trend of players adding a second pickup to their guitars to blend an electric tone with their acoustic sound, the company launched a range of dual output acoustics with built in humbuckers in 2019. The popularity of those models lead the research and development team to dig deeper and the result is 3 new models that bridge the gap between acoustic and electric guitar. The True Hybrid models are a thinline comprising the world leading Cole Clark PG3 acoustic pickup and a second, independent output with the option of two humbuckers, three single coils, two humbuckers or a humbucker with two singles. The goal was to create an instrument that is equal parts acoustic and electric with absolutely no compromise on the capabilities and tone of either. A large part of the amplified sound of an acoustic guitar is the use of phosphor bronze strings. This raised an issue. Electric magnetic pickups will only hear the nickel core of an acoustic guitar string, meaning the bottom four strings produce a lower volume than the top two strings. This occurs with other hybrid guitars. To combat this, Cole Clark’s resident electronics genius Paul Gale set about inventing a machine capable of altering the strength of each pole piece in a magnetic pickup to perfectly balance the sound for phosphor bronze strings. This new technology, with endless implications for what’s to come, took the mission from impossible to patent pending in the space of three years and the True Hybrid range is now available for converts and skeptics alike to try.

The True Hybrid models also utilise Finite Element Analysis, commonly used in structural engineering for the purpose of finding and solving potential structural or performance issues.

FEATURES

  • AA grade Australian Blackwood back, sides and top & Nitrocellulose (natural satin) finish
  • Queensland Maple [Neck Shape] neck w/ 25.5″ scale
  • She Oak fretboard w/ 12″ radius & Abalone dots inlays
  • 21 frets
  • 44mm Graph Tech Tusq nut
  • Grover tuning machines
  • She Oak bridge w/ Graph Tech Tusq saddles
  • Humbucker and 2 single coil Cole Clark balanced magnetic pickups w/ Cole Clark PG3 acoustic pickup system
  • Tone and Volume controls, selector switches on face
  • Includes Cole Clark hard case – Tweed
  • Grain may vary
Body Type Cutaway True Hybrid Thinline Grand Auditorium
with F.E.A internal bracing
Construction Material All solid timber
Sustainability Made entirely from sustainable timbers
Pickup System Cole Clark PG3 acoustic pickup system
Magnetic Pickups Humbucker and 2 single coil Cole Clark balanced
magnetic pickups (Separate output. Tone, volume
and selector switches on face)
Finish Nitrocellulose (natural satin)
Neck Material Queensland Maple
Top Material AA grade Australian Blackwood
Back and Sides Material AA grade Australian Blackwood
Binding Material Solid timber binding
Bridge/Fretboard Material She Oak
Inlays Abalone dots
Machine Heads Grover
Nut/Saddle Material Graph Tech Tusq
Nut Width 44mm
Fretboard Radius 12″
Scale Length 25.5″
Frets 21
Strings Phosphor Bronze 10-47 D’Addario XS
Case Cole Clark hard case – Tweed
Pickguard Tortoise Shell
Left-Handed Version Not available
Grain Variation Grain may vary

This product is covered for faulty workmanship.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Product Description

COLE CLARK - TL2EC-BLBL-HSS
Continuing on their mission to create instruments for the modern touring musician, Melbourne’s Cole Clark Guitars proudly announce their ‘True Hybrid’ range. After noting the trend of players adding a second pickup to their guitars to blend an electric tone with their acoustic sound, the company launched a range of dual output acoustics with built in humbuckers in 2019. The popularity of those models lead the research and development team to dig deeper and the result is 3 new models that bridge the gap between acoustic and electric guitar. The True Hybrid models are a thinline comprising the world leading Cole Clark PG3 acoustic pickup and a second, independent output with the option of two humbuckers, three single coils, two humbuckers or a humbucker with two singles. The goal was to create an instrument that is equal parts acoustic and electric with absolutely no compromise on the capabilities and tone of either. A large part of the amplified sound of an acoustic guitar is the use of phosphor bronze strings. This raised an issue. Electric magnetic pickups will only hear the nickel core of an acoustic guitar string, meaning the bottom four strings produce a lower volume than the top two strings. This occurs with other hybrid guitars. To combat this, Cole Clark’s resident electronics genius Paul Gale set about inventing a machine capable of altering the strength of each pole piece in a magnetic pickup to perfectly balance the sound for phosphor bronze strings. This new technology, with endless implications for what’s to come, took the mission from impossible to patent pending in the space of three years and the True Hybrid range is now available for converts and skeptics alike to try.

The True Hybrid models also utilise Finite Element Analysis, commonly used in structural engineering for the purpose of finding and solving potential structural or performance issues.

FEATURES

  • AA grade Australian Blackwood back, sides and top & Nitrocellulose (natural satin) finish
  • Queensland Maple [Neck Shape] neck w/ 25.5″ scale
  • She Oak fretboard w/ 12″ radius & Abalone dots inlays
  • 21 frets
  • 44mm Graph Tech Tusq nut
  • Grover tuning machines
  • She Oak bridge w/ Graph Tech Tusq saddles
  • Humbucker and 2 single coil Cole Clark balanced magnetic pickups w/ Cole Clark PG3 acoustic pickup system
  • Tone and Volume controls, selector switches on face
  • Includes Cole Clark hard case – Tweed
  • Grain may vary
Specifications
Body Type Cutaway True Hybrid Thinline Grand Auditorium
with F.E.A internal bracing
Construction Material All solid timber
Sustainability Made entirely from sustainable timbers
Pickup System Cole Clark PG3 acoustic pickup system
Magnetic Pickups Humbucker and 2 single coil Cole Clark balanced
magnetic pickups (Separate output. Tone, volume
and selector switches on face)
Finish Nitrocellulose (natural satin)
Neck Material Queensland Maple
Top Material AA grade Australian Blackwood
Back and Sides Material AA grade Australian Blackwood
Binding Material Solid timber binding
Bridge/Fretboard Material She Oak
Inlays Abalone dots
Machine Heads Grover
Nut/Saddle Material Graph Tech Tusq
Nut Width 44mm
Fretboard Radius 12″
Scale Length 25.5″
Frets 21
Strings Phosphor Bronze 10-47 D’Addario XS
Case Cole Clark hard case – Tweed
Pickguard Tortoise Shell
Left-Handed Version Not available
Grain Variation Grain may vary
Warranty

This product is covered for faulty workmanship.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Cole Clark True Hybrid HSS Demo