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Collings I35 LC - Preowned w/ Throbaks

Collings I35 LC - Preowned w/ Throbaks

Price: $--SOLD

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hardshell case incl.

The I35 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.

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The I35 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 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 I35 LC features a custom laminate maple top, sides and back and an all mahogany neck. The I35 LC is among our most articulate and versatile electric models.

CRAIG'S POV

Up for sale is a wonderful preowned 2013 Collings I35LC in tobacco sunburst. I’m a huge fan of this model— read previous POV’s and you’ll see- but what makes this particular guitar special is its Throkak pickups. The PG- 102 MXV humbucker set are wound with the same output specifications as the vintage Patent Applied For pickups in the original "Greenie”. They utilize vintage spec. A5 degaussed to vintage levels to provide a player the power and focus that was such a integral part of the Peter Green sound.

Other than some light scratches and a small dent in the top, this guitar is in excellent condition.
The neck profile is very comfortable, reminiscent of a late 50’s Gibson. The playability is outstanding as one would certainly expect from any guitar that Bill Collings makes.

If your in the market for a special semi hollow guitar this gently priced I35LC with Throbaks is certainly worthy of your consideration.

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 #I35LC12223
Topfigured maple laminate
Bodysemi-hollow maple laminate with maple center block
Body depth2"
Neckmahogany one piece w/ ebony peghead veneer
FINGERBOARDIndian rosewood
NUT WIDTH1 11/16"
SCALE LENGTH24 7/8"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS12"
INLAYSdots
PICKUP RINGScream
KNOBSamber top hat
FINISHtobacco sunburst
BINDINGaged white top/back binding
PICKUPSThrobak PG-102 MXV humbuckers
HARDWARETone Pros bridge and tailpiece
ELECTRONICS2 volume, 2 tone, and toggle
TUNERSGotoh with engraved Collings logo
WEIGHT6.8 lbs
CASEdeluxe Armeritage hardshell
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