The I35 LC is the result of a custom laminated construction technique that BillCollings and his R&D team developed in pursuit of the best tonal qualities of vintage semihollow guitar design. When crafting instruments designed to be used electrically at highervolumes, the resonant qualities of a guitar need a high degree of focus to achieve some ofthe classic semihollow 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 I-35 LC features a custom laminate maple top, sides and back and an all mahogany neck. The I-35 LC is among our most articulate and versatile electric models.
Collings I-35 LC
Construction Semi hollow w/ maple center block Body Maple laminate Top Maple laminate Neck Honduran mahogany Body Binding Non-grained ivoroid Fingerboard Binding Non-grained ivoroid Peghead Binding None Bridge Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire) Tailpiece Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs) Fingerboard Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered) Soundhole F-holes (unbound) Pickups Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers Pots/Caps CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow Knobs Amber or black top hat Pickup Rings Cream or black 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 Peghead Profile Haircut Tuners Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo Wiring 50s style Fingerboard Radius 12" Guitar Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Pickguard Black/Cream/Black Truss Rod Cover Black/Cream/Black Strings D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049") Case Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage