We're guilt of throwing around the term "showstopping" to define some of those premium-level aesthetics often associated with great Collings guitars, but this one-off I-35LC might claim the high water mark.
Why We Love This
If we've never seen a Collings I-35LC like this, we can bet you haven't!
This one-off Collings I-35LC shows off some of the most stunning Birdseye Maple to be featured on a guitar since some of the original Paul Bigsby electrics of the 1950s! As if it couldn't get any better, this guitar's got some amazing tortoiseshell treatment to contrast that gorgeous wood.
Tonally this guitar captures everything we love about ES-335's but with a little more refinement and consistency in fit, finish, and setup, upping the playability and feel. The Throbak SLE101+ humbuckers bring some of that classic PAF tonality to the table, with a slight bump in output that yields a little more powerful midrange response and definition.