Collings Eastside LC Deluxe Prototype with Full Body Dark Cherry Sunburst ID-6597
Collings Eastside LC Deluxe Prototype with Full BodyDark Cherry 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 the NAMM show in Anaheim, they have already experienced a backorder log for these incredibly crafted instruments.
We are proud to feature the Collings Eastside LC Deluxe which is currently a prototype, and features custom appointments not found on any standard Eastside LC. To start with, this guitar has been finished with a gorgeous full body dark cherry sunburst which is further accentuated by custom bound f-holes, fretboard and headstock, or much more reminiscent of the fully carved AT 17 from our friends at Collings. The gorgeously flamed Maple neck has to be seen to be truly appreciated! To finish off this fantastic custom package, this instrument has been equipped with handmade ebony control knobs in true Collings attention detail style. This perfectly compliments the addition of a bound pickguard, which varies from the norm of the non-bound pickguard of the Eastside. Of course, the standard appointments such as the flared peghead, dot fretboard inlays and Schaller tuners with Ebony buttons add just the right amount of class to this one-of-a-kind guitar.
Compared with solid wood construction, the Eastside LC sends more focused information to the pickups, Collings uses a tad higher output Humbucker than the standard Lollar Imperial pickup. The Lollar Humbucker creates tone that is evenly balanced across the frequencies, 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.
When plugged in, the Eastside LC 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. With a thicker body than the City Limits Jazz, the Eastside Deluxe is instantaneously recognizable to the hands, head, and soul. 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. Collings has outdone themselves on the Flamed Maple neck, which is incredibly comfortable to hold, and, if absolutely effortless playing is what you are looking for, you may not leave the practice room! With the availability of one of the City Limits or AT's in doubt for the near future, the Eastside Deluxe provides all the famed Collings build quality and style, with a price that won't require a second mortgage!
- Serial: 12034
- Top Wood: Laminated Flamed Maple
- Back Wood: Laminated Flamed Maple
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 7/8"
- Inlays: Dots
- Neck Wood: Flamed Maple Neck
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Archtop-style Ebony Tailpiece and Bridge
- Tuners: Schaller Tuners with Ebony Buttons
- Body Binding: White ABS
- Fretboard Binding: White ABS
- Headstock Binding: White ABS
- Pickguard: Floating Bound Ebony
- Headstock Shape: Flared
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Collings Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Body Depth: 2 1/2"
- Lower Bout Width: 16"
- Body Length: 20 1/4"
- Total Length: 42 5/8"
- Pickup(s): Lollar Humbucker
- Pickup Controls: 1 Volume 1 Tone
- Case: Deluxe TKL Hardshell Case
- Misc. 1: Hand Made Ebony Control Knobs
- Misc. 2: White ABS Bound F-Holes
- Misc. 3: 16" Fully Hollow Constrution