Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373
Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373

Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers ID-11373

Collings I 35 Deluxe Dark Cherry and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers

The sound Collings has developed with the Collings I 35 Lollar pickups can certainly be described as mature. The neck position pushes out a lovely warmth and depth – ideal for jazz chording or chunky blues. None of the pesky midrange honkiness that can be found with bridge humbuckers is present. The bridge pickup is certainly hotter and more aggressive, but maintains full-bodied presence without any harshness. One reviewer had this to say about the pickups, "As they're pushed, they react with a smooth compression without becoming excessively bright."

The I35 Deluxe combines Colling's most premium features with the rich and harmonically complex sound of all solid wood construction. As part of it's trim package, the dark textures of the I35 Deluxe's rosewood fingerboard and ebony faceplate are highlighted by ivoroid fingerboard and peghead binding. Each Deluxe series guitar is also fitted with ivoroid "top hat" knobs and pickup rings that are hand made in house solely for this series of instruments. Uncompromising in every feature, the I35 Deluxe is built for the discerning electric guitarist.

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.

Collings collaborates with Jason Lollar for all their pickup designs. While the particular pickups they use are specially wound to Collings specifications, they are very near in design to the Lollar standard Imperial Humbucking models. Lollar manages to capture the airy top end, tight lows, balanced midrange, and complex overtones of the best original PAF pickups.

In reviews, they are consistently given high marks for their balanced frequency response. Unbalanced coils keep the bottom end tight for the intense richness the pickups provide, as overtones build after each note is played. Alnico 5 magnets are de-gaussed to specific levels, unique to the neck and bridge positions.

This guitar features a stunning Premium Quilt Top with a Dark Cherry. This is what you would consider a show stopper!

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Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 20 lbs

Serial: I3517983

Top Wood: Premium Quilt Maple

Back Wood: Semi-Hollow Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 24 7/8"

Bracing: Inset maple center block

Inlays: Parallelograms

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood

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

Purfling: Black/White Top Purfling

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained ivoroid

Pickguard: Black Pickguard

Headstock Shape: Single-bound "Haircut" headstock 15 degree headstock angle

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 19

Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape

Pickup(s): Dual Lollar low-wind Imperial humbuckers

Pickup Controls: Custom black pickup rings and top hat knobs

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel

Misc. 2: Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack

Misc. 3: CTS 500K pots and Xicon cap

Misc. 4: 1950's style wiring scheme

Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 6: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

Misc. 7: Dark Cherry Finish

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