Statesman LCInspired by the classic sounds pioneered by players such as Chet Atkins and Eddie Cochran, the fully-hollow Statesman LC captures the vibe and tones of this iconic era with a trestle-braced maple laminate body, Bigsby B3 vibrato and TV Jones Filtertron pickups.
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.
With an Alnico magnet twice as large as a PAF style humbucker and tightly spaced low-wound bobbins, TV Jones Classic Filtertrons capture the authentic vintage twang and growl of 1950's and early 1960's Filtertrons.
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 electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Kluson tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.
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
|Construction||Fully hollow w/ parallel trestle braces|
|Body Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Bridge||Pinned ebony base w/ tun-o-matic saddle top|
|Fingerboard||Ebony w/ no inlay|
|Pickups||TV Jones FilterTrons|
|Pots/Caps||CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Amber or black top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Cream or black|
|Scale Length||24 7/8"|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo|
|Peghead Profile||Flared Haircut|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Pickguard||Black or Cream|
|Truss Rod Cover||Ebony|
|Strings||D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")|
|Case||Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage|
Collings Statesman LC - Full Demo with Anthony da Costa
Guitarist Anthony da Costa takes an in-depth look at the features, available pickup configurations, and tonal possibilities of the new Statesman LC and Statesman LC Deluxe models.
Collings Statesman LC - TV Jones vs. Lollar Pickup Comparison
Guitarist Anthony da Costa showcases two excellent pickup options available for the Collings Statesman LC series in this A/B comparison video.