"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings
This is the model we've dreamed Collings would make for years and it's finally a reality! Let us assure you, it was definitely worth the wait. So, so good.
Anyone that knows us knows we simply love ES-330s. While ES-335s are obviously amazing, the totally hollow ES-330 has an overall musicality that makes them so versatile. Don't forget, the legendary Epiphone Casino was put into heavy rotation by a little band from Liverpool that you may have heard of - the ES-330 was simply Gibson's more "deluxe" version.
To have a company like Collings turn their attention to this lauded model is incredibly exciting. They've nailed everything that makes the vintage ES-330s so great - light as air, perfectly balanced, killer acoustic tones and plugged in tones. Want to sound like Grant Green? Use the neck pickup, roll back the tone knob a touch, done. Les Paul snarl and bite? Bridge pickup, crank your amp, smile. Done. You can access everything in-between those two extremes with ease.
Like all Collings guitars, the build, fit-finish, setup, playability, and tones are perfect, quite literally. While the first few I-30s pre-sold, keep an eye on our site in the coming weeks/months. We have quite a few on order and you simply don't want to miss these. Worth every last penny, no question.
Priced with hardshell case.