Collings Guitars I-35 LC Vintage Aged Blonde
The newest addition to the already venerable I35 line of semi hollow guitars from Collings, the I35-LC Vintage throws it WAY back to the origins of this body style. The new Vintage model is reminiscent of a 60s era, well played and equally well loved, Gibson in the way it resonates, looks, and feels in your hands.
Playing the guitar with your eyes closed, you might momentarily forget that it's a Collings. The guitar has a big, earthy, acoustic quality to its sound and feels very open and broken in. It's an incredibly easy guitar to play with reckless abandon, right from the first few bars. The ThroBak Humbuckers, specifically wound for this I35LCV compliment it perfectly.
The aged blonde finish and distressed nickel hardware give us authentic Vintage vibes. A great deal of attention has been paid to every nook and cranny of this instrument (I mean, it's a Collings, after all) and it's an outstanding representation of a truly vintage aesthetic in a modern instrument.
- Model: I-35 LC Vintage
- Serial: I35LC211601
- 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)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Soundhole: F-holes (unbound)
- Pickups: Throbak ESG-102B
- Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Luxe Bumblebee
- Knobs: Gold Reflector Top Knobs
- Pickup Rings: Black
- Nut: 1 11/16"
- Neck Profile: I-35 LC Vintage
- 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
- Guitar Finish: Aged Blonde w/ High Gloss Nitro Lacquer
- Pickguard: Black/Cream/Black
- Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black
- Strings: D'Addario NYXL1046 (.010" - .046")
- Case: Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage