2014 Pre Owned Collings I 35 Deluxe Jet Black and Dual Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers
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 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.
What we know...
Collings is known for their legendary craftsmanship and attention to detail. Jason Lollar is one of the best pickup maker in the business. A semi hollow guitar allows you to play whatever style you want.
Why it matters...
When you combine Collings craftsmenship with Lollar pickups you really have something special! The I35 is a guitar that sounds great no matter what style you play.
What to expect!
This guitar plays and sounds like a dream! The tone, playability, and feel of this I35 Deluxe will make it difficult for you to put it down!
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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 dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
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
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