I-35 LC

Overview

I-35 LCThe I-35 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 I-35 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 I-35 LC features a custom laminate maple top, sides and back and an all mahogany neck. The I-35 LC is among our most articulate and versatile electric models.

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.

Electronics

Low-wind Lollar Imperials have a slightly brighter tonality than standards, lending them an exceptional definition and touch response that communicates the harmonic content of the instrument beautifully.

Playability

A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.

Finish

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.

Hardware

Collings electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Tonepros tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.

Appointments

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

Make It Your Own

With a wide variety of available custom inlays, tremolos, bridges, neck profiles, and tone wood options; a Collings electric can be configured to perfectly match your playing style and aesthetic preference.

ConstructionSemi hollow w/ maple center block
Body Maple laminate
TopMaple laminate
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingNon-grained ivoroid
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeKluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
TailpieceKluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
FingerboardRosewood w/ MOP long dots
SoundholeF-holes (unbound)
PickupsLollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers
Pots/CapsCTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow
KnobsAmber or black
Pickup RingsCream or black
Nut1 11/16"
Scale Length24 7/8"
Neck JointExtra long mortise & tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileHaircut
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring 50s style
Fingerboard Radius12"
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardNone
Truss Rod CoverEbony
StringsD'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
CaseDeluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurments may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length17 5/8"
Body Depth1 5/8"
Lower Bout Width15"
Total Length40"

Custom Options

  • 60s Neck Profile
  • Bigsby B7 Tremolo
  • Pickguard
  • Left-handed
  • No Fingerboard Inlay

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