Offered is this superb and lightly played 2016 Collings I35 Deluxe with a relatively unique European Spruce top. The I35 is easily one of the finest semi-hollow electric guitars currently available. It takes the very best characteristics of the ES335 design which it emulates and raises the build quality, playability and tone standards to a whole new level.
The specs for this very special I35 Deluxe include: a solid, non-laminated top made of straight-grained European Spruce over a Honduran Mahogany semi-hollow body with solid Maple center block; a finish of high gloss blonde nitrocellulose lacquer; a Honduran Mahogany neck with Collings' medium/fat C-shaped neck with depth measurements of .86" at the 1st fret and 1.00" at the 12th; a dark and nicely figured Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius, medium frets and a 1.6875" bone nut; an extra long mortise and tenon neck joint; a locking TonePros bridge and tailpiece; deluxe cosmetics including grained ivoroid binding for the body, neck and headstock, ivoroid knobs, pickup rings and tuner buttons; and for electronics, Lollar low wind humbuckers with 50's style wiring, CTS pots and Jupiter Vintage Yellow caps.
This guitar is incredibly light, even for a Collings I35, weighing just 6.4 pounds! Not only is it particularly light, but the Spruce top also makes this one of the most resonant and clear voiced I35's I've had the privilege of playing. Please listen to the provided sound sample. And as a Collings instrument, it is incredibly easy and comfortable to play.
This beauty was briefly owned and played by a pro who loved the characteristics of this guitar so much that he had another Spruce top I35 custom built exactly to his specifications. This guitar has seen only light play and shows only the lightest evidence of his brief ownership. To order a new example of this guitar would require an investment of over $6K. It comes with it's similarly clean Collings/Ameritage case and accessories.
If a fabulous and comparatively unique Collings I35 appeals to you, make this lightly played beauty yours. You will be very glad you did!
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