Collings I 35 LC Laminate Construction with Lollar Humbuckers and Faded Cherry Finish
The Collings I35 LC is the result of a custom laminated construction technique that Bill Collings and his R&D team developed in pursuit of the best tonal qualities of vintage semi-hollow guitar design. When crafting instruments designed to be used electrically at higher volumes, the resonant qualities of a guitar need a high degree of focus to achieve some of the classic semi-hollow guitar tones.
The I35 LC is the first of a line of laminate instruments designed to respond acoustically in perfect harmony with their electronics. Custom crafted in house for each guitar, the Collings laminate line has provided another unique way for us to voice our instruments for superior response and tone. The I35 LC features a custom laminate maple top, sides and back and an all mahogany neck. The I35 LC is among our most articulate and versatile electric models.
Compared to the solid wood semi-hollow models, the laminate construction the Collings I-35 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.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Laminate Maple
Back Wood: Laminate Maple
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Inset maple center block
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Body Binding: Aged White
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
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, Black Knobs
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Custom Faded Cherry Finish
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