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Collings I35 LC Custom Aged, Preowned 2017

Collings I35 LC Custom Aged, Preowned 2017

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Preowned, 2017

This jet black beauty was custom ordered with a slightly larger neck than Collings standard. Jeff at Collings really nailed it, so much so that this neck is now the template for a large C shape profile. The upgraded Throbak SLE101 pickups give up a deep harmonically rich classic tone. If you love the sound of a great 335, you will be very pleased here. It gives you that tone with a bit more transparency.

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CRAIG'S POV

A wonderful preowned Collings I35LC found its way back home. Custom ordered for one of our fine customers in 2017, this exceptionally light weight I35LC is just killer. This guitar is in excellent condition, with just a few dings on the side, added since its original sale.

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. Check out the many reviews online or my previous Craig's POVs. Collings I35LC is a modern day classic and certainly one of the finest semi-hollow guitars on the market at any price.

This jet black beauty was custom ordered with a slightly larger neck than Collings standard. With my client's input in mind, I spoke to the builder at Collings and really zeroed in on the nuances wanted. The neck needed to feel like a well played mid '50s classic electric, with the worked-in shoulders and rounded over fingerboard that made those vintage necks so seductive. Jeff at Collings really nailed it, so much so that this neck is know my template for a large C shape profile. Well done Jeff!

The upgraded Throbak SLE101 pickups give up a deep harmonically rich classic tone. If you love the sound of a great 335, I think you will be very pleased here. It gives you that tone with a bit more transparency. The jet black finish is warmly and convincingly aged. Collings really has their aging down. In fact most of my incoming Collings electrics have now been ordered with aged finish and hardware. That's how much I like the work they do.

So here you have it, a fantastic and stunning Collings aged I35LC ready for a new home.

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 #I35LC17893
Topmaple laminate
Bodysemi-hollow maple laminate with maple center block
Neckebony with aged binding
Pickguardblack 3-ply
Nut width1 11/16"
Neck profilecustom C-shaped, .90" first fret, .98" 12th fret
Scale length24 7/8"
Fingerboard radius12"
Inlaysdots
Finishjet black aged finish
Bindingaged top/back/neck
PickupsThroBak SLE101 MXV
HardwareTone Pros bridge and tailpiece
Electronics2 volume, 2 tone, and toggle
Knobs, pickup ringsblack
TunersGotoh with engraved Collings logo
Weight6.6 lbs
Casedeluxe Armeritage hardshell
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