Offered is this super Collings I-35LC Deluxe built in 2015. This is a guitar that beats the Gibson ES-335 at it's own game. We sell a lot these simply because they are so good!
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 a full body 'Merlot' nitrocellulose lacquer and has a total weight of just 7.0 pounds! This LC 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 .985" at the twelfth fret. The Madagascar 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 Low Wind humbuckers, DiMarzio 500K pots, Jupiter Vintage Yellow caps and a 50's style wiring setups. The bridge is a TonePros and the tuners are Gotohs with ivoroid buttons. The control knobs and truss rod cover are also ivoroid and an ivoroid pickguard option is included as well.
Play this guitar and you quickly recognize that it is based on the Gibson ES formula, but has been built with incredible precision. Like virtually all the guitars Collings builds, this I-35 feels like it was carved from a single piece of wood. The playability bests most any other semi-hollow guitar you can find regardless of price. These Lollar Low Winds are Collings' standard pickup choice for their semi-hollow guitars with good reason. Check out the brief sound sample included below.
This guitar is excellent condition. The only flaws of any significance include a tiny impression on the back of the guitar and a small tear in the case tolex (see photos). Otherwise this guitar is in superb condition and the frets show no observable wear. It comes in it's original Collings/Ameritage case.
A new I-35LC Deluxe like this one now goes for nearly $7K and used examples are hard to find. Get this super 2015 example for quite a bit 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 your 335 will soon be forgotten! Make it yours!
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