Collings I-30 Blonde

Pre-sold. More on the way!

"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. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • $4680 Gloss / $5130 Aged 
  • Fully hollow w/parallel trestle braces
  • Maple laminate body/top
  • Honduran mahogany neck w/rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother of pearl fretboard dots
  • Non-grained ivoroid body/fingerboard binding (no peghead binding)
  • Kluson ABR-1 bridge
  • Collings original tailpiece
  • Lollar Dog Ear P90s w/custom phenolic covers 
  • CTS 500K/Jupiter Vintage Yellow
  • Amber or black top hat knobs
  • 1 11/16" nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale Length
  • Extra long mortise & tenon neck joint 
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver frets
  • Ebony headstock veneer w/MOP Collings Logo
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners (w/Collings logo)
  • 50s style wiring 
  • 12" radius
  • High gloss or aged lacquer 
  • D'Addario NYXL .011-.049" strings 
  • Ameritage Deluxe hardshell case 

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