The Collings I-35 LC Deluxe is arguably the pinnacle of laminate ES-335 style guitars, as evidenced by this incredible Aged Caramel beauty.
If you took the best 335 you've played and kicked every aspect of that guitar up a few notches and you'll start to get a sense of what these guitars are all about. The build quality and design touches are just stunning - note the headstock inlay, an upgrade option not seen on every I-35 LC Deluxe. Extremely light for a 335 style guitar - a touch over 7lbs - this guitar is very resonant both acoustically and plugged in.
You'd be hard pressed to find a guitar that's easier to play. The set-up and fretwork are perfect, which ultimately means this guitar has your back - anything you want to play, it's right there with you and doesn't fight you.
As if you couldn't possibly squeeze any more tone out of this recipe, this particular I-35 LC Deluxe has had its original Lollar Imperial humbuckers replaced with an amazing sounding set of OX4 PAF humbuckers. Widely considered one of the best sounding PAF style pickups on the market, these UK-made pickups deliver phenomenal tone with a liveliness and musicality few pickup winders seem able to capture.
Simply put, if you're looking for the best-of-the-best when it comes to an ES-335 style guitar - flawless build quality, finish work, set-up, tones, and looks, this is your guitar!
Condition: Near Mint. No identifiable wear that you'd be able to distinguish from the Aged aesthetic. Frets are in excellent condition.
Priced with original hardshell case.
- Aged Finish and Hardware
- Semi hollow w/ maple center block
- Maple laminate Body & Top
- Honduran mahogany neck
- Grained ivoroid body, fingerboard, headstock binding
- Bridge: Kluson ABR-1 (nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)
- Bigsby Tremolo
- Rosewood Fingerboard w/ Parallelogram Inlay
- OX4 PAF Alnico 4 Humbuckers w/ aged covers
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale Length 24 7/8"
- Neck Joint Extra long mortise & tenon
- Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
- Peghead Veneer Ebony w/ Parallelogram Inlay
- Nickel Gotoh Tuners w/ Ebony buttons
- Ebony knobs
- Wiring 50s style
- Fingerboard Radius 12"
- Weight: 7lbs 5oz
- Serial # I35LC211629