Our jaws dropped when this I-35 Deluxe showed up from our friends at Collings. The Caramel Quilt top is out of this world with tons of beautiful figuring. Not only does this guitar look incredible, but it also very resonant acoustically and sounds great plugged in with the help of the ThroBak SLE-101 pickups. ThroBak makes some of our favorite humbuckers, as they are very clear, articulate, and vintage-spec. The neck shape is a Medium-Full C, and feels great up the neck.
Overall, this guitar is easily one of the nicest instruments we've had at the shop, and we'd love to find a great home for it. Contact us with any questions on this immaculate I-35 Deluxe!
The I-35 Deluxe combines our most premium features with the rich and harmonically complex sound of all solid wood construction. As part of its trim package, the dark textures of the I-35 Deluxe's rosewood fingerboard and ebony faceplate are highlighted by ivoroid fingerboard and peghead binding.
Each Deluxe series guitar is also fitted with ivoroid "top hat" knobs and pickup rings that are hand made in house solely for this series of instruments. Uncompromising in every feature, the I-35 Deluxe is built for the discerning electric guitarist.
Weight: 6lbs 15 oz
Construction: Semi hollow w/ maple center block
Body: Honduran mahogany
Top: Premium Quilt
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body: Binding Grained ivoroid
Fingerboard Binding: Grained ivoroid
Peghead Binding: Grained ivoroid
Bridge: Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
Tailpiece: Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ Trapezoid Inlays
Soundhole: F-holes (unbound)
Pickups: Throbak SLE 101 MXVs
Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
Knobs: Custom grained ivoroid top hat
Pickup Rings: Custom grained ivoroid
Nut: 1 11/16"
Scale Length: 24 7/8"
Neck Joint: Extra long mortise & tenon
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead Profile: Haircut
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring: 50s style
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Truss Rod Cover: Grained ivoroid
Strings: D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage