Collings I 35 Deluxe Jet Black
The semi-hollow electric transcends genres, from blues to rock to jazz the versatility of these instruments cannot be understated. While Collings is not the only builder producing semi-hollows, the craftsmanship in their I35s truly separate them from the rest. The quality is evident from the moment you get one of these guitars in your hands.
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 Deluxe features an all solid wood construction which makes for a very rich, complex and responsive instrument! This instrument also comes with high end appointments including ivoroid fingerboard with Broken Glass Inlay and peghead binding, ivoroid "top hat" knobs, and ivoroid pickup rings. These appointments in combination with the Jet Black finish gives this guitar a very clean and classic aesthetic.
In the world of boutique pickups there is no bigger name then Jason Lollar. Collings has collaborated with Lollar to design the low wind imperial humbuckers that this guitar features. These pickups produce a pleasing airy top end, tight lows, with a balanced midrange. These pickups have rich overtones much like the best of the original PAF pickups.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Premium Figured Maple
Back Wood: Semi-Hollow Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Inset maple center block
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Broken Glass
Neck Wood: Mahogany
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
Headstock Shape: Single-bound "Haircut" headstock 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo w/ Broken Glass Inlay
Frets To Body: 19
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Pickup(s): Dual Lollar low-wind Imperial humbuckers
Pickup Controls: Custom ivoroid 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