I-35LC Deluxe Guitars

2018 Collings I-35LC Deluxe

Color: Candy Apple Red, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 02125)
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Mint, as New Collings I-35 LC Deluxe in Candy Apple Red


2018 Collings I-35 LC Deluxe

This mint as new Collings I-35 LC weighs just 7.50 lbs. and features a 15 inch wide, 1 5/8 inch deep, semi-hollow, double-bound, laminated maple body with a maple central block. The finish is a nitrocellulose Candy Apple Red lacquer. One-piece Honduran mahogany neck with a wonderful fat nut width just over 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 24 7/8 inches and a very comfortable medium-to-fat neck profile. Single-bound, black-faced 'Haircut' headstock with inlaid pearl "Collings" script logo. Two-layer, black over white plastic truss-rod cover secured by two screws. Individual nickel Gotoh tuners with 'Collings' logo and grained ivoroid hexagonal buttons. Rosewood fretboard (12 inch radius) with 22 medium jumbo frets, double-parallelogram pearl inlays, and black side-dot markers. Two Throbak Maximum Vintage - Neck & Bridge DT-102 MXV Humbucking pickups  with outputs of 7.64k and 7.82k, with black plastic surounds. Three-layer, black over white plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch. Black plastic bell-shaped control knobs. Kluson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic (retainer) bridge with metal saddles and Kluson stop tailpiece. Inside the bass 'f' hole is the Collings gray oval pictorial label label with [serial number] "181086" and [style] "I-35 LC De luxe" stamped in black. Inside the bridge pickup cavity, stamped in blind is "I 35 LC  181086". Housed in the original Collings six-latch, black shaped hardshell case with cream padded plush lining and all the original case candy (9.50). A fabulous example of this top-of-the-range guitar. The guitar was purchased new in February of this year.

Collings Guitars is an Austin, Texas based stringed instrument manufacturer. The company was founded in 1973 by Bill Collings (1948-2017) who was "one of the most recognized and respected names amongst aficionados of modern acoustic instruments." Their acoustic guitars have been highly regarded for decades. At the 2006 summer NAMM show, the company moved into the electric guitar market, releasing three models including the I-35 which was named after Austin's infamous traffic artery. The I-35 is aesthetically reminiscent of a Gibson ES-335. The body is pared down slightly at 15" wide, and it has a slightly more angular shape that comparatively reduces its size and weight. Collings guitars are used by Keith Richards, Pete Townhend, Andy Summers, Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty, Joni Mitchell, and Lyle Lovett.

Throbak Maximum Vintage Neck & Bridge DT-102 MXV pickups. "This set is a direct clone of a personal favorite pair of vintage 50's PAF pickups I own. Magnets, coil offsets, winding pattern and even magnet wire micrometer measurements were taken from each pickup and to be recreated exclusively for the DT-102 ThroBak MXV vintage PAF humbucker pickup clones. These pickups are particularly rich in double tones imparted by the ThroBak vintage Leesona 102 coil winder that winds each coil. Closely matched neck and bridge pickups give a particularly sweet middle switch position tone. A2 neck and unoriented A5 bridge magnets add to the versatility of these pickups. The sweet vintage PAF pickup cleans and biting bridge lead tones offer a wide tonal palette of the best PAF pickups. Specifications include correct vintage reproduction plain enamel magnet wire, Michigan hard maple wood spacer, vintage correct two conductor wire and threaded baseplate." (John Gundy).

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