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Collings Custom I35LC, Vintage Blonde

Collings Custom I35LC, Vintage Blonde

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Collings nailed this guitar, right down to the tiny details, the ones that really make a difference. And as icing on the cake we had the pickups upgraded to Throbaks - just superb humbuckers with soul, character and individuality. That great semi hollow mojo is all there. All that rich, resonant midrange, but at the same time, it’s explosive. And it really sings through distortion. You know that sound, right? This guitar does it.

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The newest addition to the Collings I-35 Series features high quality laminate construction (LC) that faithfully reproduces the vintage semi-hollow tone and response desired by professional working musicians. Built alongside their solid wood counterparts with the same meticulous attention to detail, the new LCs offer a unique tone that expands upon the sonic palette of the Collings electric line.

CRAIG'S POV

Another one of these amazing custom I35 guitars has just arrived! This custom model was ordered especially for CR Guitars. I've been tinkering with my semi hollow recipe and I think this particular guitar has raised the bar on what’s possible with this model.

If you're a fan of classic era 335s, I don't think you will find a better guitar out there. Take it and play it alongside anything. You'll be as jazzed as I am.

First, you should know that like a 335, it’s a laminated top. But what you probably don’t know is that Collings matches laminates to particular instruments. An I-35 LC doesn’t get the same laminate as Collings' other models. It's specifically for this instrument - and it's all about the recipe.

For this particular guitar I wanted a flamed body that would go nicely with an aged blonde finish. And speaking about aging, this baby has the new “relic” option that Collings offers. The finish is lightly aged with crazing and a warmed up vibe. Along with the aged hardware, the effect is just perfect. It really is spectacular and beckons to be played. Just check out the pictures and you’ll see what I mean. The neck profile is really comfy with the correct carve and rolled fingerboard edges.

Collings nailed this guitar, right down to the tiny details, the ones that really make a difference. And as icing on the cake I had the pickups upgraded to Throbaks - just superb humbuckers with soul, character and individuality.

This is one of the the lightest ES style guitars I’ve played. Incredibly, it's 6.7 lbs and quite resonant.

That great semi hollow mojo is all there. All that rich, resonant midrange, but at the same time, it’s explosive. And it really sings through distortion. You know that sound, right? This guitar does it.

I have to thank the folks at Collings for their dedication and enthusiasm building this amazing guitar. It's just an outstanding, remarkable playing and sounding guitar with plenty of vibe to bond with any vintage enthusiast.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

Serial #I35LC15734
Topfigured figure maple laminate
Bodysemi-hollow maple laminate with maple center block
Body depth2"
NeckIndian rosewood with aged ABS binding
Pickguardblack
Nut width1 11/16"
Neck profilemedium full C
Scale length24 7/8"
Fingerboard radius12"
Inlaysdots
Finishaged, vintage blonde
Bindingaged white ABS top/back/neck
PickupsThroback SLE 101 plus MVX humbuckers
Hardwareaged Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece
Electronics2 volume, 2 tone, and toggle
Knobs, pickup ringsblack
TunersGotoh with engraved Collings logo
Weight6.70 lbs
Casedeluxe Armeritage hardshell
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