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

Take the best ES-335 you've played and elevate every aspect of that guitar up a few notches and you'll arrive at this stunning new I-35 Deluxe. The build quality and design touches are just stunning, not to mention that quilt top, right?

This guitar is very resonant both acoustically and plugged in. The set-up and fretwork are perfect - you'd be hard pressed to find a guitar that's easier to play. Tonally, these mahogany bodied I-35 Deluxe guitars have a touch more Les Paul heft and punch than a maple laminate ES-335, but you don't sacrifice any sparkle on the top end. It's simply a more muscular sounding 335 thanks to the Throbak SLE101+ humbuckers and the mahogany/maple body construction. 

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, expanded tonal range, and show-stopping looks, this is your guitar. Priced with hardshell case.

Specs

  • Premium quilted maple top over semi-hollow mahogany body
  • Inset maple center block and mahogany neck
  • Black/white top 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 fingerboard 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: I35191095

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