The Collings I-30 LC is a double cutaway, fully-hollow, P90 equipped guitar and it’s one of the most acoustically responsive and versatile electric guitars they have offered. It has a lightweight, "trestle" braced body which directly couples the neck and tail block, creating exceptional strength and acoustical energy transference, while also allowing for a 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 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.
stock no. 59232
|Model||I-30 LC Blonde|
|Back and sides||Maple laminate|
|Nut width||1 11/16"|
|Scale length||24 7/8"|
|Bridge material||Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire), Collings original trapeze tailpiece|
|Neck material||Honduran mahogany|
|Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Neck profile||C shape electric|
|Inlay||MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)|
|Body wood||Maple laminate|
|Electronics||CTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Pickups||Lollar Dog Ear P90s w/ custom phenolic covers|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|