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Collings I 35 Deluxe Maple Jet Black Top Doghair Back and Sides ID-5932


Collings I 35 Deluxe Maple Jet Black Top Doghair

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 I-35 is Collings' 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.

Not only is this one of the coolest looking finishes in our shop, this Collings I-35 Deluxe Semi-Hollow electric with a Jet Black Maple top and Mahogany back and sides with a Doghair finish. Combine such a beautiful finish with special appointments such as a Madagascar Rosewood fretboard, grained ivoroid bindings, "Zebra" style Lollar Imperial Humbuckers, and custom ivoroid knobs and you truly have on of the finest looking guitars being made.

The mahogany neck is superior quality wood and topped off with a Madagascar Rosewood fretboard with vintage style "dot" inlays. The profile is a comfortable "C" shape with rounded edges, giving it a wonderful, broken in feel. Leaving no detail untouched, the bridge and tailpiece are Tone-pros locking style, and the Gotoh tuners have grained-ivoroid buttons. You owe it to yourself to come in and plug this guitar into any of our Carr amps and finally stop searching for the "tone"; it has arrived!

Collings has collaborated with Jason Lollar to provide the greatest custom pickups on the market. This I-35 Deluxe features Lollars Low Wind Imperial humbuckers. Based on lower output PAF’s often found in vintage 335's, this pickup set has a brighter overall tone than the Lollar Imperials. Bottom strings hold together without distorting noticeably longer than most humbuckers.


  • Shipping Weight: 68
  • Serial: I3511616
  • Top Wood: Maple with Jet Black Finish
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24 7/8"
  • Year: 2011
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood
  • Tuners: Chrome Gotoh Tuners with Collings Logo
  • Purfling: B/W Top Purfling
  • Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Pickup(s): Low Wind Lollar Imperial Humbuckers "Zebra" style
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • Misc. 1: Doghair Finish