Collings I-35 LC Laminate Construction Full Body Dark Cherry Sunburst - New Model! ID-5550
Collings I-35 LC Laminate Construction Full Body Dark Cherry Sunburst - New Model!
Since Collings moved into the electric arena in 2006, Bill has had an interest in the role that laminate woods play in the tone of classic semi-hollow electrics and jazz guitars, and it was only a matter of time before he delved into a new variation. After much research and experimentation, and a few dissected classic guitars later... they are ready to introduce this exciting new line of electric guitars. This Collings I 35 could be just what you've been missing.
Compared to the solid wood semi-hollow models, the laminate construction sends more controlled information to the pickups, allowing Collings to use higher output electronics. These guitars feature the standard Lollar Imperials, as opposed to the low-wind Imperials used in the other Collings models. This creates tone that is evenly balanced with the smooth response that many players look for in arched top electric guitars. We wouldn't describe the tone of the laminate guitars as being better or worse than the solid equivalent. Instead, they should be viewed as two different guitars with two different sets of tonal characteristics.
The I-35 LC model is a laminate maple version of the standard I-35 with a starting list price of $4,400 including case. Collings will be offering a limited number of finishes for this model, most likely Tobacco Sunburst, Faded Cherry, Blonde, and Dark Cherry Sunburst. This particular prototype I-35 LC is serial #1, the first production model, and features a full body dark cherry sunburst upgrade, bringing the list price to $5000.
This guitar includes appointments such as dot inlays, an unbound Indian rosewood fingerboard and ebony peghead, and amber knobs and rings.
To view a video of demonstration of this exact guitar at the Winter NAMM show, click here.
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Shipping Weight: 57
Top Wood: Laminate Maple
Back Wood: Laminate Maple
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Tone Pros Bridge and Tailpiece
Tuners: Closed Back Nickel Tuners with Vintage-Style Buttons
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Body Depth: 2"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 17 5/8"
Total Length: 40"
Pickup(s): Lollar Humbuckers
Pickup Controls: 50's Style Wiring, Amber Knobs
Case: Hardshell Case Included
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