Collings I35 LC Walnut
Bill Collings' and his shop in Austin, Texas has been building some of the finest acoustic guitars for decades and has recently turned his attention to electric guitars. The result has been nothing short of astonishing. He has reinvigorated the industry with his take on classic design. The Collings I-35 is their reinterpretation of the semi-hollow body, two-pickup guitar.
While the rest of the industry at large uses pressed plywood for their backs, and bent sides, Collings carves the back and sides from one single slab of Mahogany. This preserves the "look" of a semi-hollow bodied guitar while providing noticeable sonic differences to the player's ears. The top is carved from a mineral flamed piece of book matched maple. This not only looks more like the "original" late 50's and early 60's instruments, but more importantly, sounds like an older guitar.
The I35's mahogany neck is superior quality wood and topped off with a Rosewood Fretboard with Parallelogram style inlays. The profile is a comfortable "C" shape with rounded edges, giving it a wonderful, broken in feel. Leaving no detail untouched, the Gotoh tuners have grained-ivoroid buttons. You owe it to yourself to come in and plug this guitar into any of our Carr amplifiers and finally stop searching for the "tone", it has arrived!
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Maple laminate
Back Wood: Maple laminate
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Body Binding: non Grained ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: non Grained ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Peghead
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Pickup(s): Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers
Pickup Controls: Black Knobs
Case: Deluxe Ameritage Case
Misc. 1: Semi-Hollow Construction with Maple Center Block
Misc. 3: Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Misc. 4: 1950's style wiring scheme
Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 6: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 7: Slim contour F-holes
Misc. 8: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish