Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874
Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874

Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry ID-6874

Collings I35 LC Laminate Construction Faded Cherry

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. The Collings I-35 LC model is a laminate maple version of the standard I-35. This guitar includes appointments such as a Faded Cherry finish, dot inlays, an unbound Indian rosewood fingerboard and ebony peghead with amber knobs and rings.

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.

To view a video of demonstration of a similar guitar at the Winter NAMM show, click here.

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Specifications:

Expected Arrival: 2013-1

Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: I35LC12238

Top Wood: Laminate Maple

Back Wood: Laminate Maple

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 24 7/8"

Inlays: Dots

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood

Nut Material: Bone

Bridge: TonePros Tailpiece and Bridge

Tuners: Gotoh with Collings Engraved Logo

Body Binding: White ABS Top/Back Binding

Pickguard: None

Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Peghead

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Pickup(s): Lollar Imperial Humbucker Pickups

Case: Deluxe Ameritage Case

Misc. 1: Semi-Hollow Construction with Maple Center Block