We are very exited at Guitar Superstore to be stocking this very special guitar: the Collings I-35 LC. The I-35 LC is the result of a custom laminated construction technique that Bill Collings and his R&D team developed in pursuit of the best tonal qualities of vintage semi-hollow guitar design. When crafting instruments designed to be used electrically at higher volumes, the resonant qualities of a guitar need a high degree of focus to achieve some of the classic semi-hollow guitar tones. The I-35 LC is the first of a line of laminate instruments designed to respond acoustically in perfect harmony with their electronics.
Like all Collings guitars, the I-35 LC is made to an extremely high standard of craftsmanship and is completely handbuilt in Austin, Texas. The guitar features the classic tonewood combination of maple top with a mahogany neck to provide a well rounded and balanced tone. For the pickups, Collings have opted for Lollar Low Wind Imperial humbuckers. These low output pickups give a clear tone with a slightly more crisp top end, perfect for cutting through during solos or for adding chime during clean chordal work. The top of the guitar features a beautifully figured maple top and the entire guitar is finished in Nitrocellulose lacquer which is highly desirable so as to not dampen the vibrations the ring throughout the guitar. Overall, this really is an amazing instrument of the highest quality and we are very proud to be Collings stockists in our store.
Construction: Semi hollow w/ maple center block
Body: Maple laminate
Top: Maple laminate
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Non-grained ivoroid
Fingerboard Binding: Non-grained ivoroid
Peghead Binding: None
Bridge: Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
Tailpiece: Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)
Soundhole: F-holes (unbound)
Pickups: Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers
Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
Knobs: Amber or black top hat
Pickup Rings: Cream or black
Nut: 1 11/16"
Scale Length: 24 7/8"
Neck Joint: Extra long mortise & tenon
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead Profile: Haircut
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring: 50s style
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black
Strings: D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage