We have yet to receive a single Collings guitar that didn't blow us away. This I-35 Deluxe is of course no exception to the rule. With a Jet Black finish and deluxe appointments, this is a stunner. We also upgraded to the ThroBak SLE101 MXV pickups on this guitar, which truly bring out the best in it's unique voice. The top is a beautiful piece of Honduran Mahogany that rings out like a bell, and sustains for days. If you have any more questions about this guitar, please let us know!