"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

Being so meticulous in their work, Collings has nailed what makes an ES-335 style guitar great - namely, the feel. The necks are exactly what you'd want in a guitar like this and remind us of what a vintage 335 feels like. Not too fat, not too skinny...while not overly descriptive we know, it just feels right in your hands. Think chunky C with perfectly shaped shoulders. 

Tones? Beautiful. Clean and overdriven, this is as good as it gets for a semi-hollow. All the open, airy, biting, warm, fat tones you could ever want. Contradictory terms you say? Nope, semi-hollows are known for their versatility and can truly cover all that ground with ease thanks to a killer sounding set of Throbak SLE 101+ humbuckers. 


  • Select maple semi-hollow laminate body & mahogany neck
  • Inset maple center block
  • Black pickguard added
  • Aged white top/back binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Rosewood or 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 SLE101 Plus Humbucker 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. I35LC191284

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