We simply love ES-330s, and while ES-335s are obviously amazing, the totally hollow ES-330 has an overall musicality that makes them really appealing. Players as diverse as Grant Green to John Lennon (who used the Epiphone Casino, which is essentially the same model) have called upon this model, and for good reason - they're able to cover a surprisingly wide range of tones while delivering an acoustic-meets-electric feel. These are really fun and rewarding guitars to play even without an amp, making them perfect for couch sessions or late night playing.
Leave it to Collings to refine and elevate the ES-330 via their brilliant I-30 LC (laminate construction) model. Paired with a set of Lollar Dogear P90s, the tones produced are full of classic P90 bite, with a slightly relaxed midrange, and a clear, sweet top-end response. The overall build, fit-finish, setup, and playability are perfect, quite literally. Deluxe appointments include grained ivoroid binding and ivoroid knobs (in a 2 volume, 2 tone configuration).
Seasoned electric players looking to expand their palette to acoustic players looking for their first electric will find a lot to like with the I-30LC. Some might even say it's the perfect "cross-over" electric due to its hollow-body construction and feel, yet it sounds as good as any electric guitar out there. Priced with hardshell case.
- Fully hollow w/parallel trestle braces
- Maple laminate body/top
- Aged Jet Black finish
- Grained Ivoroid Bound Body, Neck, & Peghead
- Honduran mahogany neck w/rosewood fingerboard
- Parallelogram inlays
- Lollar Dogear P90s w/custom phenolic covers
- Ivoroid 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
- 50s style wiring
- 12" radius
- Ameritage Deluxe hardshell case
- SN I30LC22566