The I-35 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.
Why We Love This
Look what we just found in our stock room?! Inventory management can often lead to some very welcome surprises.
This is a brand new Collings I-35 Deluxe from 2021 and features an absolutely stunning master grade quilted maple top with a Scarlet Sunburst finish, deluxe ivoroid appointments, and a set of Throbak SLE101 humbuckers.
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.
Tone, feel, and looks. It's all here!
"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