An early version of one of the most sought after I-35 builds to date, this 2009 Collings I-35 Deluxe shows off some incredible wood sets along with a stunningly rich Tiger Eye finish.
Why We Love This
Here's another gleaming reminder of why Collings' Tiger Eye finish pairs so well with a highly figured Quilted Maple top, even reaching as far back as this wonderful (and early) example from 2009 just in on consignment.
If you're looking for the ultimate in a Collings semi-hollow electric, it's hard to imagine getting better than this. With premium options abound, this I-35 Deluxe has all of the best top-shelf appointments you'd ever want, with tone to match.
The carved mahogany body and carved maple top that defines the I-35 Standard foundation seem to provide a bit more harmonic complexity and richness, but with that familiar airiness exhibited in a semi-hollow electric. The Lollar Imperial pickups help deliver a robust yet articular voice with great vintage clarity. It's a devastatingly versatile match, capable of delivering jazz, rock, blues, and even country with the right approach.
Condition: Very Good+. Typical signs of play wear / light surface scratches along with small nicks and dings / lightly tarnished hardware / light fret wear
Price includes hardshell case.