"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings
Most 335 buffs know that unless you want to drop serious coin on a vintage 335, the next best place to seek semi-hollow bliss is in the early 80's 335 reissues. While you can certainly find great examples from that era, why not jump right to the front of the line with this incredibly cool Collings I-35LC Blonde w/Throbaks?
Initial thoughts? Super resonant, lively, and responsive (like all Collings, truthfully). The neck on this I-35 feels incredible - slightly chunky, but appropriate for this style of guitar. The setup is simply flawless. The Throbak SLE101+ MXV pickups sound phenomenal and are quite possibly our favorite vintage flavored humbuckers on the market, period. They have "the" sound and will leave you wanting for nothing if you're searching for the quintessential 335 tone.
Looking for the best 335 style guitar without going vintage? This is your guitar. Priced with hardshell case.
Interested? We may have another on the way.