Collings I-35LC Blonde Aged Finish w/Throbaks

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Description

"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 Aged Finish w/Throbaks? 

We've known that Collings is capable of making incredibly beautiful looking, sounding, and playing guitars for quite some time. To have them turn their attention to nailing the classic ES335 "recipe" visually - neck binding, dot inlays, pickguard - and then apply a very realistic aged lacquer blonde finish...it doesn't get much better. We can't stress enough how knocked out we are by this guitar. Collings has taken one step closer to capturing that old-school 335 magic. Amazing. 

First impressions? Super resonant, lively, and responsive. The neck on this I-35 feels incredible. The setup is simply flawless. Once you pick this one up, it's very hard to put back down. The tone of this guitar matches the look perfectly - smokey, warm, fat, vintage - thanks to a pair of Throbak Custom ER MVXs pickups. It really sounds like an older ES-335. 

In our opinion, this is one of the special ones. Just an exceptional guitar that's left us all reaching for our wallets! Priced with hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Select figured maple semi-hollow laminate body & mahogany neck
  • Inset maple center block
  • Black pickguard added
  • Aged white top/back/neck binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony 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 dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Black pickup rings and amber top hat knobs
  • Dual Throbak Custom ER MVXs pickups
  • 1950's Style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
  • 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. I35LC16854
  • Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz

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