Collings I35 LC Jet Black with Bigsby
While the rest of the industry at large uses pressed plywood for their backs, and bent sides, Collings carves the back and sides from one single slab of Mahogany. This preserves the "look" of a semi-hollow bodied guitar while providing noticeable sonic differences to the player's ears. The top is carved from a mineral flamed piece of book matched maple. This not only looks more like the "original" late 50's and early 60's instruments, but more importantly, sounds like an older guitar.
ThroBak Maximum Vintage Series Pickups set the new standard in Vintage tone and manufacturing accuracy. The first successful humbucking pickup was the legendary 50's Gibson humbucker known among collectors as the Patent Applied For pickup or by it's acronym P.A.F.. Surpassing the specifications of the popular ThroBak Vintage Authentic LTD series pickups the MXV series takes the vintage accurate P.A.F. style reproduction to a new level with Maximum Vintage specifications. The MXV series sets a new standard in vintage Patent Applied For (P.A.F.) tone and manufacturing accuracy.
Collings makes guitars with such superb tone and aesthetics. The craftmanship is top notch and comes out in the tone, playability, and feel of their great instrument. This guitar is truly a great one to add to any players collection.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Figured Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Inlays: MOP Dots
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Bigsby Tremolo
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Body Binding: Aged white top/back binding
Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Peghead
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Body Depth: 1 5/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 17 5/8"
Total Length: 40"
Pickup(s): Dual ThroBak SLE101 Plus Pickups
Case: Deluxe Ameritage Case
Misc. 1: Semi-Hollow Construction with Maple Center Block
Misc. 2: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Misc. 3: Bigsby Tailpiece
Misc. 4: Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 8: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish