The Collings I-35 LC Deluxe is arguably the pinnacle of laminate ES-335 style guitars, as evidenced by this incredible aged Caramel Quilt Top 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.
Tonally this guitar captures everything we love about ES-335's but with a little more sparkle on the top end and less midrange mud thanks to a killer sounding set of Lollar Low Wind Imperial humbuckers. 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! Priced with hardshell case.