Collings I-35 LC Vintage - Tobacco Sunburst

Collings Guitars

Ref I35LCV232143
Drawing inspiration from the best instruments of the 1960s, the I-35 LC Vintage provides an exceptionally loose and organic feel
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Collings I-35 LC Vintage - Tobacco Sunburst

Drawing inspiration from the best instruments of the 1960s, the I-35 LC Vintage provides an exceptionally loose and organic feel

After several years in development and numerous prototype iterations, we are excited to introduce an I-35 like you've never experienced before — the new I-35 LC Vintage.

Drawing inspiration from the best instruments of the 1960s, our newest offering in the I-35 lineup provides an exceptionally loose and organic feel, achieved through a ground up reworking of everything from its laminate and center block recipes to its neck construction. Custom Throbak pickups and Bumblebee capacitors bring its open, acoustic response to life, expanding its versatility and proving that, although it looks every bit the part of a time-tested instrument, its appeal is more than just skin deep.

Semi-hollow Construction

In order to achieve the loose feel and dynamic response of a long-played vintage instrument, we fully reengineered our laminate and center block recipes for the I-35 LC Vintage.


Era-appropriate while delivering clarity at every volume is a set of Throbak ESG-102B humbuckers tweaked to a custom Collings spec specifically for the I-35 LC Vintage, all complemented by a set of Luxe Bumblebee capacitors.

Aged Finish and Hardware

Every I-35 LC Vintage sports our aged finish and aged hardware, an in-house developed process designed to give a truly time-worn look and feel.

Neck Design

An altered truss rod curve and carefully chosen materials specific to the Vintage based on grain orientation, weight, and density are just a couple of the aspects that contribute to its expressive and organic feel and tone.

Vintage Appointments

Gold or black reflector top knobs and a wide-bevel 3-ply pickgurard complement the aged finish and hardware and three vintage-inspired color options.


A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.

Precision Tuning

Custom engraved Gotoh SG-301 tuners offer precise tuning and reliable closed-back operation with a smooth 1:18 gear ratio.

Collings Workmanship

Meticulous workmanship and attention to detail have been core tenets of Collings instruments since their earliest days. We're proud to not only have maintained this focus on quality over the years, but continue to improve upon it with each instrument we produce.


  • Construction: Semi hollow w/ maple center block
  • Body: Maple laminate
  • Top: Maple laminate
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body Binding: Non-grained ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Binding: Non-grained ivoroid
  • Bridge: Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
  • Tailpiece: Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Soundhole: F-holes (unbound)
  • Pickups: Throbak ESG-102B
  • Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Luxe Bumblebee
  • Knobs: Gold or Black Reflector Top Knobs
  • Pickup Rings: Cream or black
  • 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
  • Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Pickguard: Black/Cream/Black
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black
  • Strings: .011" - .049"
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage

Related Artist: Will Evankovich (Styx), Audley Freed (Cry of Love, The Black Crowes, Big Hat, Sheryl Crow)

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