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Collings I35LC Aged Custom, Preowned

Collings I35LC Aged Custom, Preowned

Price: $4,700

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Preowned, 2019, like new condition

When this guitar arrived at the shop last year, it was sold within a day without us ever having the chance to list it. It's back, in all its glory, and in the same condition as it originally left the shop. This I35 LC is a true CR Guitars custom creation, inspired by a video of Robben Ford playing his '60s Epiphone Riviera. We went to Collings to recreate that magic, knowing they would couple it with the superb build quality that they are known for.

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CRAIG'S POV

I am so pleased to be able to finally present this outstanding Collings custom creation to you.

When this guitar arrived at the shop last year, it was sold within a day and I never had the chance to list it. It's back, in all its glory, and in the same condition as it originally left the shop. This I35 LC is a true CR Guitars custom creation, inspired by a video I had seen of Robben Ford playing his '60s Epiphone Riviera.

After I was inspired by the video, I went to Collings to recreate that magic, knowing they would couple it with the superb build quality that they are known for. Plenty of custom options were requested to add to the design and all were nailed with absolute Collings precision. Custom finish and aging? Nailed. Custom pickups and electronics? Nailed. Custom Clapton '63 neck shape? Nailed. From the choice lightweight wood to the strap button on the heel, all of my requests and suggestions were nailed. And to top it off? A trapeze tailpiece to add that extra zingy tone and easy string tension. All put together in a most thoughtful, beautifully inspired musical way. I have since learned that these custom modifications have spawned many requests from other dealers to order similar instruments.

On top of having an awesome vintage esthetic, the guitar has a particularly inspired blues tone. I love mini humbuckers (especially in this format). The guitar seems to have all the oomph of a great humbucker semi with the added benefits of clarity, articulation and woodiness that reminds me of some of the best qualities of a great Tele. They're a perfect combination for an incredibly versatile guitar.

This guitar is simply a brilliant, wonderful, vintage inspired design. Not a replacement for your humbucker semi but a wonderful addition to your arsenal. A big thumbs up on this Collings I35LC custom!

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 #I35LC181168
Year made2019
Conditionmint
Topslabbed plain maple laminate
Bodysemi-hollow maple laminate with maple center block
Body depth2"
NeckIndian rosewood with aged ABS binding
Pickguardblack
Nut width1 11/16"
Neck profilecustom C shape, .85 @1st to .96 @12th fret
Scale length24 7/8"
Fingerboard radius12"
Inlaysdots
Finishaged custom sunburst
Bindingaged white ABS top/back/neck
Pickguardaged 3 ply tortoise
Truss rod cover3 ply tortoise
PickupsDuncan Antiquity mini humbuckers
Hardwareaged Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece
Electronics2 volume, 2 tone, and toggle
Knobs, pickup ringscustom
TunersGotoh with engraved Collings logo
Strap buttonon the heel
Weight6.7 lbs
Casedeluxe Armeritage hardshell
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