Offered is this super Collings I-35LC Deluxe built in 2014. For many players, the Collings I-35 is a guitar that beats the Gibson ES-335 at it's own game.
Being an 'LC' (laminated construction) model I-35 this instrument has a laminated Maple body, which many players prefer because it is said that the laminated version resists feedback a bit better and has a more focused tone. This beauty is finished in Crimson nitrocellulose lacquer and has a total weight of just 6 pounds, 13 ounces. This guitar has been upgraded to a Deluxe model and has received grained ivoroid binding on the body, neck and headstock. The neck is made of Mahogany. It has a 24-7/8" string scale, a medium/fat C-shape with depth measurements of .875" at the first fret and 1.00" at the twelfth fret. The Indian Rosewood fretboard has a 12" radius, a 1-11/16" nut, medium frets and upgraded MOP parallelogram inlays. The electronics on this guitar consist of Lollar standard wind humbuckers, DiMarzio pots, Xicon caps and a 50's style wiring setups. The bridge is a TonePros AVR and the tuners are Gotohs with ivoroid buttons. The control knobs and truss rod cover are also ivoroid on on this upgraded LC Deluxe model.
Play this guitar and you recognize that it is based on the ES formula, but has been built with a precision that Gibson has not been able to match. Like virtually all the guitars Collings builds, this I-35 feels like it was carved from a single piece of wood. The playability is worthy of a guitar costing far more. The tone matches or exceeds that of most any ES model I have ever played.
This guitar is in near mint condition with virtually no flaws of any significance, frets included. It comes in it's original Collings/Ameritage case, also in superb condition.
A new example sells for $5K when equipped like this guitar. Get this superb and lightly used example for more than $1K less. Most who have tried an I-35 agree that this is one of the best semi-hollow electrics available at any price. Try one and see why!
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