I-35 LC Deluxe
I-35 LC DeluxeExpanding on the popularity of the I-35 LC, we now offer our deluxe ivoroid fingerboard and peghead binding and ivoroid "top hat" knobs and pickup rings on the I-35 LC Deluxe. Comprised of both our in-house custom laminate recipe and our handmade ivoroid appointments, this guitar is truly a unique Collings creation. With a balanced and articulate tone due to its laminate construction, the I-35 LC Deluxe now offers a strikingly elegant appearance to match its great sound.
Laminate Recipe Tone Shaping
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 model we offer.
Low-wind Lollar Imperials have a slightly brighter tonality than standards, lending them an exceptional definition and touch response that communicates the harmonic content of the instrument beautifully.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 thousandths in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection.
Collings Deluxe electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Kluson tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.
Custom ivoroid knobs and pickup rings are handmade in our shop and only available on a Collings Deluxe electric.
Full Body Finishes
Being constructed of all laminate maple, each LC guitar can be finished with a variety of colors and full body sunbursts
|Construction||Semi hollow w/ maple center block|
|Body Binding||Grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard Binding||Grained ivoroid|
|Peghead Binding||Grained ivoroid|
|Bridge||Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)|
|Tailpiece||Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood w/ MOP long dots|
|Pickups||Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers|
|Pots/Caps||CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Custom grained ivoroid top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Custom grained ivoroid|
|Scale Length||24 7/8"|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Truss Rod Cover||Grained ivoroid|
|Strings||D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")|
|Case||Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage|
Collings I-35 vs. I-35 LC – In-depth comparison with Anthony da Costa
Guitarist Anthony da Costa takes an in-depth look at the Collings I-35 and I-35 LC models, highlighting the tonal differences that emerge from all-solid carved woods vs. laminate construction.
Guthrie Trapp – Collings I-35 LC w/ ThroBak SLE 101 Plus Pickups
Guitarist Guthrie Trapp improvises on a Collings I-35 LC equipped with ThroBak SLE-1010 Plus pickups through a 1966 Fender Vibrolux Reverb.