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Collings i35LC Tobacco Sunburst ThroBak pickups

 

Brand: Collings

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Like all Collings instruments, the I-35 LC is a work of beauty, but this ''LC'' version with it's laminated construction (like the original vintage Gibsons) proves that the secret to that tone is indeed in the unseen details. Sonically, these Lamiate Construction guitars have a little more of that "airy open quality'', whereas the original-style I-35 with it's carved solid wood construction has more of a chambered, solid-body ''mid range cut''. Both are great instruments. Which one to choose depends on what you are looking for. The important thing is not to think of this as a "budget" version of an I-35 (although the lower price point is very attractive)
Every detail of these Collings instruments is perfect- from the workmanship to the playability and tone. Cosmetically speaking the Collings I-35 LC is a truly beautiful instrument. It has that classic, vintage look. But upon closer examination all the things that make a Collings Guitar a true work of functional musical art become aparent. The fit and finish is flawless, the fretwork is perfect, even inside the F holes everything is neat and tidy. There aren't even any sanding scratches on the endgrain at the top of the headstock. Is this necessary to the functionality or tone of an electric guitar? Not necessarily, but it sure does go to show how seriously Collings takes instrument construction. The tone is beautiful as well. Size-wise, while this may look like a full size Gibson ES-335, the body is actually downsized ever so slightly for confort. It's not as small as one of those Gibson CS-336 guitars. But it's 15" across the lower bout.
If you are looking for the ultimate vintage ES-335 - style Semi-Hollow electric guitar tone, but you demand a higher level of quality- perfect tone and playability- The Collings I-35 LC is the right guitar for you!
Features of the Semi Hollow electric I-35 LC from Collings Guitars

Figured maple semi-hollow body
Laminate construction with Maple center block
Aged white top/back binding
Slim contour F-holes
Mahogany neck w/ bound Rosewood fingerboard
Medium-Fat "C" profile
"Haircut" headstock w/ 15 degree angle
Ebony peghead overlay with pearl Collings logo
Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
22 frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
12" Fingerboard radius
1 11/16" Bone nut
24 7/8" Scale Length
Medium fret wire
Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Fully adjustable truss rod
1950's Style wiring
CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Dual ThroBak pickups humbuckers
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage

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