Collings I-35LC Aged Blonde w/Throbaks (2017)

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Description

"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

As most fans of Gibson guitars know, to find "the" one, you're going to have to play a bunch of them whether vintage or new. Great examples exist to be sure, but you could save yourself quite a bit of time and trouble and check out this killer, like-new, 2017 aged blonde I-35LC. Icing on the cake? It's equipped with Throbak SLE101+ pickups - arguable some of the best PAF style pickups you can get.

Like all Collings guitars, this I-35LC is incredibly resonant, lively, and responsive. The neck feels incredible - slightly chunky, but appropriate for this style of guitar (The perfect '59/early '60s style carve? Perhaps). Playability and setup are flawless.

It sounds great unplugged - dry, papery mids, tons of volume...Plugged in, the Throbak ER MXV pickups sound gorgeous - great midrange punch, glassy top end sparkle, and are medium output on the bridge pickup, low/medium output on the neck pickup. Compared to the SLE101+ pickups, the ER's have a bit more low midrange and are a touch more aggressive sounding to our ears (though still quite dynamic).

Condition: Like new with little, if any, signs of prior ownership. 

We genuinely believe the Collings I-35LC is one of, if not the best, semi-hollow guitar you can buy. Priced with hardshell case.

Specs

  • Select figured maple semi-hollow laminate body & mahogany neck
  • Inset maple center block
  • Black pickguard
  • Non-grained ivoroid top/back/neck binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • Aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale Length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Black pickup rings and amber top hat knobs
  • Throbak SLE101+ pickups
  • 1950's Style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Serial No.I35LC17941
  • 7lbs 3oz

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