Eastside LCWith fully-hollow laminate construction, a single Lollar Charlie Christian pickup, and archtop style tailipiece/bridge, the Eastside LC has been designed with vintage tone in mind for the professional jazz player.
Laminate Recipe Tone Shaping
Through extensive R&D and critical listening, each Collings laminate electric guitar has been constructed with various woods, grain orientations and densities to have exceptional response and tonality custom suited to each LC model we offer.
Built for a big deep tone with round top end and long sustain, the humbucker route single blade Charlie Christian pickup is exceptional for jazz and versatile for many other styles.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 thousandths in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection.
Handmade Ebony Hardware
We hand make each our ebony compensated bridges, tailpieces, and pickguards to perfectly match the instrument.
With a fully bound body, mother of pearl dot inlays, and top hat knobs, appointments for an LC electric are available in a variety of colors and materials to match your chosen finish.
Full Body Finishes
Being constructed of all laminate maple, each LC guitar can be finished with a variety of colors and full body sunbursts
|Construction||Fully hollow parallel-braced|
|Body Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood w/ MOP long dots|
|Pickups||Single Lollar Charlie Christian (neck)|
|Pots/Caps||CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Amber or black top hat|
|Scale Length||24 7/8"|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo|
|Peghead Profile||Flared Haircut|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Truss Rod Cover||Ebony|
|Strings||D'Addario NYXL1252W (.012" - .052", Wound 3rd)|
|Case||Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage|
Mitch Watkins - Collings Eastside LC
Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins plays "All The Things You Are" on a Collings Eastside LC (through a '63 Fender Vibrolux).
Mitch Watkins - Collings Eastside LC (Part 2)
Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins plays jazz on a Collings Eastside LC. The audio used for this video comes from a mic'd '63 Fender Vibrolux amp blended with the signal from an Audio Technica 4033 condenser microphone placed in front of the guitar.