Collings I-35 Deluxe Tiger Eye Premium Quilt w/Throbak SLE101+



"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

Stunner of an I-35 Deluxe just in! 

Like all Collings I-35 Deluxe models, this Tiger Eye finished beauty's playability and tones are exceptional. Take the best 335 you've played and kick every aspect of that guitar up a few notches and you'll start to get a sense of what these guitars are all about. The build quality and design touches are just stunning. Extremely light for a 335 style guitar - 7lbs even - this guitar is very resonant both acoustically and plugged in. You'd be hard pressed to find a guitar that's easier to play. The set-up and fretwork are perfect, which ultimately means this guitar has your back - anything you want to play, it's right there with you and doesn't fight you. Tonally these guitars capture all that we love about ES-335's but with a little more sparkle on the top end and less midrange mud.

Simply put, if you're looking for the best-of-the-best when it comes to an ES-335 style guitar - flawless build quality, finish work, set-up, tones, and looks, this is your guitar. Topped off with a hand-picked set of quilted maple from our last visit to the Collings shop! Priced with hardshell case by Ameritage.


  • Premium quilted maple top over semi-hollow mahogany body
  • Inset maple center block and mahogany neck
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding
  • Purfling
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Single-bound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony or rosewood peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl Parallelogram inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs
  • Dual Throbak SLE-101+ humbuckers
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Serial No: I35181040
  • Weight: 6lbs 15oz

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