"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.
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.
Interested? We may have another on the way.