The design is the distillation of knowledge gleaned from the popular I-35 and Statesman LC series.
Austin, TX (November 15, 2017) -- Collings Guitars has released its new I-30 LC model, which has been highly anticipated since a prototype was quietly unveiled at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
The I-30 LC aims to take the concept of a double cutaway, fully-hollow, P-90-equipped guitar to new heights through careful refinement of the components and the balance created between them. The result is one of the most acoustically responsive and versatile electric guitars ever offered by the company.
The lightweight, "trestle" braced body of the I-30 LC has been refined through extensive R&D, and is the distillation of knowledge gleaned from the popular I-35 and Statesman LC series. The trestle brace design directly couples the neck and tail block, creating exceptional strength and acoustical energy transference, while also allowing for a lightness and responsiveness that is both a tactile and musical joy to experience. A brand new custom designed trapeze tailpiece provides just the right amount of "give" for a relaxed string feel and effortless playability.
Lollar Dog Ear P-90s are perfectly matched to the instrument's acoustic response and offer a wide palette of tones from rich jazzy warmth to 1960's British Invasion-style chime. The I-30 LC is acoustic guitar-like in its resonance and dynamic response, but focused and feedback resistant enough to be utilized in jazz, blues, rock n' roll and many other styles.
- Fully-hollow laminate construction (LC) with trestle bracing
- Lollar Dog Ear P-90 pickups with custom phenolic covers
- Collings original trapeze tailpiece
- 3-ply pickguard and truss rod cover
- Bound rosewood fingerboard with 5mm MOP dot inlays
The I-30 LC model carries a MSRP of $5,200 and is available through authorized Collings retailers.
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