At Telluride Music Co., we are honored to be an Authorized Dealer of Collings guitars.
The much-anticipated Collings I-30 LC is one of the coolest new offerings we’ve seen from Collings in a long time. For a boutique company like Collings, that’s saying something. With the I-30 LC, Collings took the concept of a double cutaway, fully-hollow, P90-equipped guitar and refined 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 seen in our shop.
The lightweight, “trestle” braced body of the I-30 LC was refined through extensive R&D. It is the distillation of knowledge gleaned from Collings’ 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 like an acoustic guitar in its resonance and dynamic response, yet it remains focused and feedback resistant enough to be utilized in jazz, blues, rock n’ roll and many other styles. Collings’ 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 Collings previous models, the I-30 LC is an exciting step forward and an intriguing new Collings sound.
We ordered this I-30 LC (serial #18050) in Aged Blonde finish with aged hardware as well. We couldn’t resist requesting a highly-figured curly Maple veneer, and we’re glad we did because this guitar is absolutely gorgeous. Amazingly, it sounds and plays every bit as good as it looks. This Collings I-30 LC is a true home run.
Please call (970) 728-9592 or send us an e-mail, and we’ll tell you more with the guitar in hand.