The idea for the I-30 LC was to take the concept of a double cutaway, fully-hollow, P90 equipped guitar and refine it to the extent that it offers something truly new for today's players. The result is one of the most acoustically responsive and versatile electric guitars that Collings has ever built.
The lightweight, "trestle" braced body of this I-30 LC has been refined through extensive R&D, and is the distillation of knowledge gleaned from the very popular I-35 and Statesman LC series models. The trestle brace design directly couples the neck and tail block, creating exceptional strength and acoustical energy transference, while also allowing for a lightness and responsiveness that is both a tactile and musical joy to experience.
The Lollar Dogear P90's are nothing short of astounding! This pickup gives you a fat, clean tone with a smoother treble ideal for harder, driving rock with more grind. It sounds like an old P-90 rather than a new pickup with hard edges. The neck and bridge tones are nearly equal, with the bridge sounding slightly hotter when playing single notes.