Few I-30s can present as "custom" as this Dark Cherry Sunburst beauty, sporting a Deluxe package that showcases some serious tortoiseshell accoutrement.
The date on the calendar was pinned for the arrival of this one...
This Collings I-30LC Deluxe in Dark Cherry Sunburst has a combination of features that make it one of the most "custom" styled variants of this model we've had in the shop, and we've had a lot!
Tortoiseshell is the theme here. Not only does Collings make some beautiful faux 'shell, but it adds a level of dimensionality - particularly to the Dark Cherry 'Burst - that has to be seen to be appreciated. Body binding, fingerboard binding, peghead binding, the guard, the knobs... it's everywhere! It's aesthetically captivating at every angle.
To turn things up another notch, we've elected to go the humbucker rout (pun fully intended) and outfit this I-30 with the amazing Ron Ellis pickups. This guitar is rocking his Signature set, a distinct recipe Ron developed that highlights the single-coil like clarity of his humbuckers. They're incredibly dynamic and sweet, suitable for the cleanest of clean tones and powerful enough to hang with your favorite drive pedal.
All the bases are covered here - tone, looks, feel, and it's barely over 5 1/2 lbs!