Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575
Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575

Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish ID-9575

Collings I35 Deluxe Premium Quilt Top Scarlet Sunburst finish

The sound Collings has developed with these 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."

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 has some custom appointments made to it. These appointments include a Premium Quilted Maplt top over a Mahogany body, Black/White Top Purfling, Parallelogram Fingerboard inlays, Scarlet Sunburst Finish, Lollar Low Wind Imperoal PAF pickups and a Strap Button mounted on back of the heel.

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Collings I

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: I3515876

Top Wood: Premium Quilted Maple

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 24 7/8"

Bracing: Inset maple center block

Inlays: Parallelogram

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio

Purfling: Black/White top

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained ivoroid

Pickguard: Black

Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Peghead

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape

Body Depth: 1 5/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15"

Body Length: 17 5/8"

Total Length: 40"

Pickup(s): Lollar Low Wind Imperial PAF Humbuckers

Pickup Controls: Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs

Case: Deluxe Ameritage Case

Misc. 1: Semi-Hollow Construction with Maple Center Block

Misc. 2: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps

Misc. 3: Scarlet Sunburst Finish

Misc. 4: Slim contour F-holes

Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 8: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

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