Seasoned electric players looking to expand their palette, or acoustic players looking for their first electric, will find a lot to like with the I-30LC.
Why We Love This
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. Players as diverse as Grant Green to John Lennon (who used the Epiphano 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 being a blast to play. Quick footnote - these are really fun and rewarding guitars to play even without an amp. Perfect for couch sessions or late night playing.
The Throbaks P90s are 100% vintage sounding to our ears - pushed midrange, more of that classic P90 bite, warmth. If you're going for "the best vintage sounding I-30" these might be for you.
Some might say the I-30 LC is the perfect "cross-over" electric due to its hollow-body construction and feel, yet it sounds as good as any electric guitar out there. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.
"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