Collings I-35 LC Blonde USA
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I35 LC Vintage
After several years in development and numerous prototype iterations, we are excited to introduce an I-35 like you’ve never experienced before — the new I-35 LC Vintage.
Drawing inspiration from the best instruments of the 1960s, our newest offering in the I-35 lineup provides an exceptionally loose and organic feel, achieved through a ground up reworking of everything from its laminate and center block recipes to its neck construction. Custom Throbak pickups and Bumblebee capacitors bring its open, acoustic response to life, expanding its versatility and proving that, although it looks every bit the part of a time-tested instrument, its appeal is more than just skin deep.
I-35 LC V The I-35 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 I-35 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.
|Construction||Semi hollow w/ maple/spruce center block|
|Body Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|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)|
|Pickups||Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers|
|Pots/Caps||DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Amber or black top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Cream or black|
|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|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Truss Rod Cover||Black/Cream/Black|
|Strings||D’Addario NYXL1149 (.011″ – .049″)|
|Case||Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage|
|Body Length||17 5/8″|
|Body Depth||1 5/8″|
|Lower Bout Width||15″|