Collings I-30 LC Blonde w/Throbak P90's
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The goal for the I-30 LC was to take the concept of a double cutaway, fully-hollow, P90 equipped guitar and refine it to the extent that it offers something truly new for today's players. The result is one of the most acoustically responsive and versatile electric guitars Collings has ever offered.
The lightweight, "trestle" braced body of the I-30 LC has been refined through extensive R&D, and is the distillation of knowledge gleaned from the popular I-35 and Statesman LC series. The trestle brace design directly couples the neck and tail block, creating exceptional strength and acoustical energy transference, while also allowing for a lightness and responsiveness that is both a tactile and musical joy to experience.
Playing the I-30 LC you can easily feel the acoustic energy travel through the symmetric arches and re-curves of the top and back. These plates have been custom laminated and voiced for a tonality that is acoustic guitar-like in its resonance and dynamic response, but focused and feedback resistant enough to be utilized in jazz, blues, rock n' roll and many other styles. Our new custom designed trapeze tailpiece provides just the right amount of "give" for a relaxed string feel and effortless playability.
Throbak Dog Ear P90s are perfectly matched to the instrument's acoustic response and offer a wide palette of tones from rich jazzy warmth to 1960's British Invasion style chime. Drawing its inspiration from both classic electric designs and Collings' own previous models, the I-30 LC is an exciting step forward and an intriguing new Collings sound.
Through extensive R&D and critical listening, Collings has developed a special combination of wood laminates, grain orientation, and ply thicknesses that achieves the optimal balance of overall weight, acoustic reponse and feedback resistance.
The I-30 LC utilizes a unique trestle bracing design to support the top of this otherwise fully-hollow instrument. The trestles also provide added tonal structure and definition by bridging the gap between the instrument's neck block and tail block.
ThroBak DOG EAR P90'S
ThroBak P90's fitted with Collings' custom in-house made phenolic "dog ear" covers offer an impressive range of tonal versatility, and are the perfect complement to the sustain and resonance of the fully-hollow construction.
A Collings original trapeze-style tailpiece serves to minimize any restriction of vibration in the top, and also brings an air of vintage charm and elegance to the I-30 LC's aesthetic.
- Body Wood: Maple Laminate
- Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
- Body Binding: Non-grained Ivoroid
- Fingerboard Binding: Non-grained Ivoroid
- Neck Profile: C Shape (.865 @1st .985@ 12th)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Nut: 1 11/16"
- Scale Length: 24 7/8"
- Frets: 22, Medium 18% nickel-silver
- Bridge: Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
- Tailpiece: Collings Original Trapeze
- Pickups ThroBak P90's
- Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
- Wiring: 50s style
- Knobs: Amber
- Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
- Peghead Profile: Haircut
- Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
- Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
- Pickguard: Black (3-ply black/cream/black)
- Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black
- Weight: 5lbs. 5.5oz.
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage
- Made in Austin, TX USA
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