USED Collings I-35 Deluxe - Tiger Eye Quilt Top - Custom Boutique Semi Hollow Electric Guitar - STUNNING!
Collings Guitars I-35 DLX w/ Throwbak Pickups
Used! Just in on consignment!
Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar!
Custom Boutique Quality Craftsmanship!
Vintage Gibson ES-335 - style tone and construction
Make'n Music is extremely happy to have this stunning, USED, I-35 Deluxe from Collings Guitars available for sale! The I-35 model is inspired by the the vintage Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow electric. Like all Collings instruments, this guitar is a work of beauty- Especially the DLX model with Ivoroid Binding throughout - including Knobs and Pickup rings, Parallelogram Inlays, Tiger Eye finish and STUNNING Quilted Maple top. This is NOT the ''LC'' version (with laminated construction like the original vintage Gibson guitars, instead it has the chambered solid Mahogany back and SOLID carved Maple top). Every detail of these Collings instruments is perfect- from the workmanship to the playability and tone.
Cosmetically speaking the Collings I-35 Deluxe is a truly beautiful instrument. It has that classic, vintage look. But upon closer examination all the things that make a Collings Guitar a true work of functional musical art become apparent. The fit and finish is flawless, the fretwork is perfect, even inside the F holes everything is neat and tidy. Is this necessary to the functionality or tone of an electric guitar? Not necessarily, but it sure does go to show how seriously Collings takes instrument construction. The tone is beautiful as well thanks to a set of the optional ThroBak humbucking pickups. Size-wise, while this may look like a full size Gibson ES-335, the body is actually downsized ever so slightly for comfort. It's not as small as one of those Gibson CS-336 guitars, but it's 15" across the lower bout.
If you are looking for the ultimate vintage ES-335 - style Semi-Hollow electric guitar tone, but you demand a higher level of quality- perfect tone and playability- The Collings I-35 Deluxe is the right guitar for you! Like all our used / vintage gear this has been tested for functionality and priced to move! Sold as is, what you see is what you get. This came in from one of our regular, long-time collector clients and it is in exceptional condition. No serious issues, damage or repairs. Only the smallest hints of use indicate it’s preowned status such as - (Superficial marks from polishing, some beginnings of light oxidation on the hardware, maybe a miniscule ding here and there, none of which are able to be captured by my photography)
Features of the used Collings I-35 DLX Tiger Eye Quilt
- Solid, Carved, Quilt Maple Top
- Solid / Chambered, Carved Mahogany Back
- Maple Center Block
- Grained Ivoroid Binding, Knobs and appointments
- Mahogany neck w/ bound Rosewood fingerboard
- Parallelogram Inlays
- Medium-Fat "C" profile
- "Haircut" headstock w/ 15 degree angle
- Ebony peghead overlay with pearl Collings logo
- Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
- 22 frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
- 12" Fingerboard radius
- 1 11/16" Bone nut
- 24 7/8" Scale Length
- Medium fret wire
- Nickel Hardware
- ThroBak humbucking pickups
- High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
- 6.8 lbs - FEATHER LIGHT!