Collings I 35 Deluxe Guitar Amber Sunburst 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.
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 quilted maple top with a amber sunburst.
This Pre-Owned Guitar is in Excellent Condition w/ a couple very light scratches and dings on the back.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Premium Quilt Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Kluson ABR-1
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh tuners w/ Collings Logo
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
Frets To Body: 19
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Pickup(s): Dual Lollar low-wind Imperial humbuckers
Pickup Controls: Custom White pickup rings and Ivoroid Top Hat Knobs
Case: Collings Hardshell Case
Misc. 1: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 2: Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Misc. 3: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 6: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 7: Weight: 6.6 lbs