The I-35 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 Collings to voice their instuments 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 Collings most articulate and versatile electric models.
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 mode Collings offers.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing insures consistenely excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocelluloose lacquer finishes measure between .005" and .007" in final thickness, maximizing acoustic response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.
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.
COLLINGS I-35 LC SPECIFICATIONS