I-35 LC Vintage

Overview

I35 LC VintageAfter several years in development and numerous prototype iterations, we are excited to introduce an I-35 like you've never experienced before — the new I-35 LC Vintage.

Drawing inspiration from the best instruments of the 1960s, our newest offering in the I-35 lineup provides an exceptionally loose and organic feel, achieved through a ground up reworking of everything from its laminate and center block recipes to its neck construction. Custom Throbak pickups and Bumblebee capacitors bring its open, acoustic response to life, expanding its versatility and proving that, although it looks every bit the part of a time-tested instrument, its appeal is more than just skin deep.

Semi-hollow Construction

In order to achieve the loose feel and dynamic response of a long-played vintage instrument, we fully reengineered our laminate and center block recipes for the I-35 LC Vintage.

Electronics

Era-appropriate while delivering clarity at every volume is a set of Throbak ESG-102B humbuckers tweaked to a custom Collings spec specifically for the I-35 LC Vintage, all complemented by a set of Luxe Bumblebee capacitors.

Aged Finish and Hardware

Every I-35 LC Vintage sports our aged finish and aged hardware, an in-house developed process designed to give a truly time-worn look and feel.

Neck Design

An altered truss rod curve and carefully chosen materials specific to the Vintage based on grain orientation, weight, and density are just a couple of the aspects that contribute to its expressive and organic feel and tone.

Vintage Appointments

Gold or black reflector top knobs and a wide-bevel 3-ply pickgurard complement the aged finish and hardware and three vintage-inspired color options.

Playability

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

Precision Tuning

Custom engraved Gotoh SG-301 tuners offer precise tuning and reliable closed-back operation with a smooth 1:18 gear ratio.

Collings Workmanship

Meticulous workmanship and attention to detail have been core tenets of Collings instruments since their earliest days. We're proud to not only have maintained this focus on quality over the years, but continue to improve upon it with each instrument we produce.   

ConstructionSemi hollow w/ maple center block
Body Maple laminate
TopMaple laminate
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingNon-grained ivoroid
Fingerboard BindingNon-grained ivoroid
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeKluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
TailpieceKluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
FingerboardRosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)
Fingerboard Radius12"
SoundholeF-holes (unbound)
PickupsThrobak ESG-102B
Pots/CapsDiMarzio 500K / Luxe Bumblebee
KnobsGold or Black Reflector Top Knobs
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
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardBlack/Cream/Black
Truss Rod CoverBlack/Cream/Black
StringsD'Addario NYXL1046 (.010" - .046")
CaseDeluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurements 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

  • Bigsby B7 Tremolo
  • Left-handed