"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

As most fans of Gibson guitars know, to find "the" one, you're going to have to play a bunch of them whether vintage or new. Great examples exist to be sure, but you could save yourself quite a bit of time and trouble and check out this stellar aged blonde Collings I-35LC. Icing on the cake? It's equipped with Throbak SLE101+ pickups - arguably some of the best PAF style pickups you can get - and it has a plain maple top for those that prefer the less flamed look. 

This guitar is super resonant, lively, and responsive. The neck feels incredible - slightly chunky, but appropriate for this style of guitar. The setup is simply flawless. The Throbak SLE101+ pickups sound phenomenal and have "the" 335 sound - gorgeous midrange punch, glassy top end sparkle, and are medium output on the bridge pickup, low output on the neck pickup (i.e., no muddy neck pickup tones to be had here). 

Looking for the best 335 style guitar without going vintage? This is your guitar. Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Select figured maple semi-hollow laminate body & mahogany neck
  • Inset maple center block
  • Black pickguard
  • Non-grained ivoroid top/back/neck binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • Aged 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
  • Throbak SLE101+ MXV pickups 
  • 1950's Style wiring scheme
  • Dimarzio 500K pots and Jupiter caps
  • Kluson ABR-1 bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners
  • Serial No.I35LC191265

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