Serial #8324. A devastatingly attractive guitar, with tone to match. Collings’ I35 Deluxe is a 15” semi-hollow double-cutaway built from solid mahogany and figured maple, and finished in a gorgeous light tobacco sunburst. A unique design, the instrument features an acoustically live top with pronounced recurve and center carve to help bring out the most complex tone and resonance. Don’t confuse this guitar with the lower-priced I35LC, the I35DLX is the carved top and back bigger sibling that started Collings’ semi-hollow legacy. The one-piece back and sides are carved from a single billet of Mahogany – it’s amazing to marvel at, and surely has more than a little to do with the guitar’s incredible tone.
Set-in mahogany neck with flush-carved heel and cutaway makes for an incredible upper-neck feel, and Collings’ neck carve is about as perfect as a neck can get.
The I35 Deluxe lives up to its name well, with deeply figured maple. The guitar is bound in ivoroid and features matching control knobs, pickup surrounds, tuner buttons, and truss-rod cover. Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and headstock overlays, pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlays, Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece, and Sperzel tuners. 24-7/8” scale length and 1-11/16”. A very light guitar, this one weighs in at a scant 6.5 lbs.
The instrument is in impeccable condition and beautifully set up. There might be a tiny ding somewhere if you look close enough, but it would be hard to find. It’s clearly a guitar that’s seen very little airtime.
An amazingly versatile guitar, the I35 handles any style you’ll throw its way.
With original hardshell case.
Shipping into the USA?
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