The Collings LC models more closely follow the design of the original Gibson semi-hollow body guitars of the late'50s/early'60s because of their laminated construction. But when you hear the term "laminated" it's easy to assume "oh, plywood, then" but Collings isn't using the lamination process to cut corners. Each LC model's top and back is laminated in-house at the Collings workshop in Austin, and the grain direction and thickness of the layers is the result of much research by the late Bill Collings. The laminated maple top, with a "combed" maple center block, works in tandem with the ThroBack SLE101 to produce the resonance and focus that has made this type of electric guitar legendary for tone and sustain. This example is finished in blonde, with multiple thin coats of nitrocellulose lacquer.

stock no. 57946

ModelI-35 LC, ThroBak pickups, Blonde
Toplaminate maple
Back and sideslaminate maple
Frets to body19
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length24 7/8"
Bridge materialKluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire), Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialHonduran mahogany
Serial No191248
InlayMother of pearl dots
Body woodLaminated maple
Electronics50s style, DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
BindingIvoroid
Neck profileMedium-fat C
Weight6.68 lbs
PickupsThroBak SLE101 Plus neck and bridge
CaseOrig. Hard
TunersNickel Gotoh SG301
Total frets22