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Collings I-30 LC Aged Tobacco SB Hollow Body Electric #17015  From Collings

Collings fully hollow electric with Lollar Dog Ear P90's

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Beautiful tone and beautifully aged, Collings does it again !!!

Absolutely alive -

Playing unplugged,I could feel the vibrations not only in my chest but also in my left hand....

 

Collings I-30 LC Aged Tobacco SB Hollow Body Electric #17015 Quick 'n Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman plays a Collings I-30 LC Aged Tobacco SB Hollow Body Electric with a pre-owned Suhr Badger 18 Amp Head, Suhr Badger 1X12 Veteran 30 Cabinet, Strymon El Capistan dTape Delay Effect Pedal and Xact Tone Solutions Imperial Overdrive Guitar Pedal.

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

Our goal for the I-30 LC was to take the concept of a double cutaway, fully-hollow, P90 equipped guitar and refine it to the extent that it offers something truly new for today's players. The result is one of the most acoustically responsive and versatile electric guitars we have ever offered.
 
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 our 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.
 
Playing the I-30 LC, you can easily feel the acoustic energy travel through the symmetric arches and re-curves of the top and back. These plates have been custom laminated and voiced for a tonality that 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. Our new custom designed trapeze tailpiece provides just the right amount of "give" for a relaxed string feel and effortless playability.
 
Lollar Dog Ear P90s 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. Drawing its inspiration from both classic electric designs and our own previous models, the I-30 LC is an exciting step forward and an intriguing new Collings sound.
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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

Serial Number: 17015

Construction: Fully hollow w/ parallel trestle braces

Body: Plain Maple laminate

Top: Plain Maple laminate

Neck: Honduran mahogany

Neck Profile: 60's

Body Binding: Non-grained ivoroid

Fingerboard Binding: Non-grained ivoroid

Peghead Binding: None

Bridge: Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)

Tailpiece: Collings original trapeze tailpiece

Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)

Soundhole: F-holes (unbound)

Pickups: Lollar Dog Ear P90s w/ custom phenolic covers

Pots/Caps: CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow

Knobs: Amber Top hat

Nut: 1 11/16"

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:Haircut

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo

Wiring: 50s style

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Pickguard: Black/Cream/Black

Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black

Aged Finish and Hardware

Strings: D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")

Case: Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage