Tell us - what's different about this new Collings I-35 Deluxe?
He...hello?! Over here! It's not polite to stare!
After you're done picking your jaw up off of the floor, why don't we just give you a minute to collect your thoughts before we dive back in...
You're probably feeling the same way we did when we first laid eyes on this beauty. Featuring an unmistakably hypnotizing master grade quilted maple top with a delicious Caramel finish , this I-35 Deluxe may have just taken over the top spot for the most gorgeous guitar in the shop.
Looks aside, how does it sound? These Deluxe variants with their carved mahogany bodies and carved maple tops seem to provide a bit more harmonic complexity and richness, but with that familiar airiness exhibited in a semi-hollow electric. The Throbak SLE 101+ pickups help deliver a powerful yet articular voice ripe with midrange punch and unmistakable vintage clarity. It's a devastatingly versatile match, capable of delivering jazz, rock, blues, and even country with the right approach.
We're giving this one a perfect 10!
Price includes hardshell case.