"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

The striking top on this guitar brings to mind a few tops that we picked from Collings back in 2016.  Those tops were informally labelled "Quiddle" due to their unsual mix of flame and quilt in the figuring.  This is the only top we've seen since that initial run of only a handful of guitar that bears similar visual characteristics.  

Beyond the gorgeous aesthetics on display the build quality, tones, and playability are off the charts great. The effortless modern playability and huge range of tones available make this a go-to guitar for just about any style of music.  Additionally, the smaller body of the I-35 make it a great choice for folks who love what a great ES-335 has to offer but, due to their size, have never found them comfortable. An outstanding guitar by any measure! Priced with hardshell case.


  • "Quiddle" Maple Top
  • Dual Throbak SLE 101+ humbuckers
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Inset maple center block
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius1
  • 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale Length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Serial Number: 181056

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