With an impressive list of custom features, it'd be hard to focus on just one element of this gorgeous Collings I-30 LC. From the dark Tobacco Sunburst finish and full-body tortoise binding to the Throbak SLE 101+ humbuckers and 60s neck, the Austin TX builder's hollowbody electric model can't get much more fully realized that this.
While it's hard to beat the more common stock P90 configuration of the I-30, hearing it with the more 'Frisell' spec humbuckers - in this case the Throbak SLE 101+ set - definitely gives it a different flavor without disturbing its character. Lows are lower, highs are a little more robust, but the acoustic resonance and sparkle are maintained, translating into an ultra-responsive and highly toneful instrument.
The slightly slimmer 60s Neck carve has a very fluid taper that takes just a bit of the depth out of the stock Medium-Fat carve- slightly quicker playing if you ask us.
Condition: Near Mint. This was a custom-ordered instrument delivered to its first owner about 3 months ago, and has seen very little use. It presents as close to new condition as you'd want.
Price includes original hardshell case
- Custom dark Tobacco Sunburst finish
- Plain Maple laminate top w/ laminate Maple back and sides
- Tortoise body, neck, and peghead binding
- Tortoise pickup rings and control knobs
- Throbak SLE 101+ Humbuckers
- Weight: 5lb 3oz