Collings Eastside Jazz LC
Collings Eastside Jazz LC Laminated Maple Tobacco Sunburst
Since Collings moved into the electric arena in 2006, we suspect Bill Collings has always had an interest in the role that laminate woods play in the tone of classic semi-hollow electrics and jazz guitars, vs. their solid wood brethren. It was only a matter of time before he delved into a new variation. Thin, light, and simply exquisite, the Collings Eastside LC commands attention. Featuring stylized components of their highly coveted 16" archtops, the Eastside is the consummate jazz artist's guitar with more gain, less feedback, warm fat tones and classic esthetics - world renowned Collings quality, all at a more affordable price. Built with laminate Maple top and back and sides, this sleek thin-bodied lightweight archtop is made for jazz. Introduced at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, we are excited to see one of these grace our walls.
The flared peghead adds just the right amount of class, while the gorgeous sunburst top compliments the Flamed maple top perfectly. When plugged in, the Eastside deluxe still retains a warm, jazz tone. You don't even have to roll off the tone control to achieve a perfect Grant Green tone. As it is a laminate top, the Eastside is more resistant to feedback at higher volumes. As with all Collings, the playability, set-up, fit and finish are all flawless. The comfortable "C" shaped neck is a joy to play, and chord solos, single note lines, and Wes style octaves leap out of it!
Compared with solid wood construction, the Eastside LC sends more focused information to the pickups, Collings to use higher output electronics. The Lollar Humbucker creates tone that is evenly balanced with the smooth response that many players look for in arched top electric guitars. The Collings laminate guitars offer a differing sonic spectrum to that of their solid wood equivalent. They should be viewed as two different styles of guitars, offering different & unique tools for your toolbox!
Custom appointments to this guitar include an Ebony Peghead overlay with MOP Parallelogram inlay, MOP Parallelogram fingerboard inlay, and a gorgeous Tobacco Sunburst top finish.
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Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Inlays: Parallelogram MOP
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Floating ebony
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh tuners with black buttons and 1:18 ratio
Purfling: Black/white purflings
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Pickguard: Floating Ebony
Headstock Shape: Deluxe flared "Haircut" bound headstock
Headstock Overlay: Custom Dark Ebony
Headstock Inlay: MOP Parallelogram
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Total Length: 40 3/4"
Case: Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage Included
Misc. 1: Aged white bound S-Holes
Misc. 2: Fully adustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Tobacco Sunburst Finish