Collings I 35 Deluxe Select Mahogany with White Finish and TV Jones Pickups
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 custom Filter’Tron™ style pickup is a humbucker with a unique design with specific characteristics. Its dual-coil pickup design cancels the hum, and with a large 1/4" alnico magnet (twice as large as a “standard” PAF magnet) and larger pole screws, the result is a higher inductance (more power – thicker tone). The Filter’Tron’s bobbins are positioned closer together and wound with less magnet wire for less loss of high end.
TV Jones Filter’Tron™ pickup blends ALL of these traditional characteristics with select, specific top-quality USA-made components. This special recipe gives way to an un-parallelled tone, unique to TV Jones guitar pickups
The mahogany neck is superior quality wood and topped off with a Rosewood Fretboard with Split Block inlays. The profile is a comfortable "C" shape with rounded edges, giving it a wonderful, broken in feel. Leaving no detail untouched, the bridge is a Bigsby, 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 amplifiers and finally stop searching for the "tone", it has arrived!
This instrument is in Excellent + Condition with no wear to mention.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Select Mahogany
Back Wood: Select Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Inset maple center block
Inlays: MOP Split Block
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Bigsby Tremelo
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: "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Black
Headstock Inlay: M.O.P. Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 19
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Pickup(s): TV Jones Filertron Pickups
Pickup Controls: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Wiring: 50s Style
Misc. 2: Hand Set Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
Misc. 3: Custom Ivoroid Knobs and Pickup Rings
Misc. 4: Inset Maple Center Block
Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 6: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 7: Weight : 7.0 Lbs
Misc. 8: Slim contour F-holes
Misc. 9: Custom Bigsby Tremolo
Misc. 10: Setup High E: 2/32"
Misc. 11: Setup Low E: 2/32"
Misc. 12: White Finish