Collings I-30 LC Faded Cherry Aged Finish w/Throbak P90's



"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings

Yowsa! Stunning I-30LC just in, and, it's loaded with Throbak '55/'56 P90s this go 'round? Go on...

Collings has simply nailed everything that makes the vintage ES-330s so great - light as air, perfectly balanced, killer acoustic tones and plugged in tones. Want to sound like Grant Green? Use the neck pickup, roll back the tone knob a touch, done. Les Paul snarl and bite? Bridge pickup, crank your amp, smile. Done. You can access everything in-between those two extremes with ease. The Throbak P90s just have the sound - great midrange bite, balanced bass and treble, medium-ish output...late 50s P90 tones for days. 

Like all Collings guitars, the build, fit-finish, setup, playability, and tones are perfect. The aging is also incredibly well done. Just light (very light) finish checking, perfectly yellowed binding, and light wear on the nickel parts.

In truth, we're not sure what else you could possibly want from a guitar of this style. Collings has gotten incredibly close to that vintage ES-330 magic. Get on it, folks! Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Fully hollow w/parallel trestle braces
  • Maple laminate body/top
  • Honduran mahogany neck w/rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother of pearl fretboard dots
  • Non-grained ivoroid body/fingerboard binding (no peghead binding)
  • Kluson ABR-1 bridge
  • Collings original tailpiece
  • Throbak '55/'56 P90s w/custom phenolic covers 
  • CTS 500K/Jupiter Vintage Yellow
  • Amber or black top hat knobs
  • 1 11/16" nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale Length
  • Extra long mortise & tenon neck joint 
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver frets
  • Ebony headstock veneer w/MOP Collings Logo
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners (w/Collings logo)
  • 50s style wiring 
  • 12" radius
  • High gloss or aged lacquer 
  • D'Addario NYXL .011-.049" strings 
  • Ameritage Deluxe hardshell case 
  • I30LC18083

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