Collings I30LC Blond version with tasty figuring guitar crafted in Austen Texas and including hard case and full custom set up service. We have been waiting a year for this simply stunning Collings I30LC to arrive and wow was it worth the wait. This particular version has a beautifully understated but classy figured top, and just plays and sounds as good as it gets. Drawing on some of the historically significant and influential models from the golden era of guitar design, this I30LC takes a no compromise approach and benefits from meticulous attention to detail with only the very best carefully selected blend of specifications and woods. We feel that Bill Collings name is destined to go down in history as a name to be associated with the very best guitars from our current era.
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This is what the guys at the Collings workshop have to say about this ultra tasty recently developed exciting Collings I30LC build - LCOur goal 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 we have ever offered.
The lightweight, "trestle" braced body of the I-30 LC has been refined through extensive R&D, and is the distillation of knowledge gleaned from our popular I-35 and Statesman LC series. 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.
Playing the I-30 LC, you can easily feel the acoustic energy travel through the symmetric arches and re-curves of the top and back. These plates have been custom laminated and voiced for a tonality that is acoustic guitar-like in its resonance and dynamic response, but focused and feedback resistant enough to be utilized in jazz, blues, rock n' roll and many other styles. Our new custom designed trapeze tailpiece provides just the right amount of "give" for a relaxed string feel and effortless playability. Lollar Dog Ear P90s are perfectly matched to the instrument's acoustic response and offer a wide palette of tones from rich jazzy warmth to 1960's British Invasion style chime. Drawing its inspiration from both classic electric designs and our own previous models, the I-30 LC is an exciting step forward and an intriguing new Collings sound.
Collings I30LC specifications are as follows
Construction Fully hollow w/ parallel trestle braces
Body Maple laminate
Top Maple laminate
Neck Honduran mahogany
Body Binding Non-grained ivoroid
Fingerboard Binding Non-grained ivoroid
Bridge Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
Tailpiece Collings original trapeze tailpiece
Fingerboard Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)
Pickups Lollar Dog Ear P90s w/ custom phenolic covers
Pots/Caps DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
Nut 1 11/16"
Scale Length 24 7/8"
Neck Joint Extra long mortise & tenon
Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
Tuners Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring 50s style
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Guitar Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Truss Rod Cover Black/Cream/Black
Strings D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
Case Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage
- Brand: Collings
- Condition: New
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