Hollow Body Guitars
Collings: I35DLXCUST(Item ID: I35DLXCUST)
Collings I-35 Deluxe with Flamed Maple in Iced Tea Sunburst
This guitar is a peerless example of what can be achieved when an accomplished artisan reinterprets an iconic classic.
With an uncanny understanding of the tonal properties of wood, a sophisticated appreciation of the subtleties of playability, and a passion for excellence that makes for uncompromising build quality, Bill Collings consistently produces guitars that establish the standard for superior performance and aesthetic beauty. Prima facia evidence of his mastery is this I-35.
While Bill Collings certainly draws stylistic inspiration from the Gibson 335 for this guitar, it is in the substance of this instrument that his expression is made manifest. The carefully selected all solid woods used for the body have been hand carved and voiced to produce an extraordinarily smooth and pure natural tone which provides a clean solid platform for the amazingly responsive Lollar pickps. The beautiful fretwork and comfortable neck profile make for an especially supple feel which enhances the expressive playability of this instrument. And, the exquisite finish work is complimented by sumptuous details which include custom made ivoriod knobs and pickup brackets which match the tuning buttons and body binding. Fundamentally, this astonishing guitar is simply a wonderful tool for music making which happens to be mouthwateringly gorgeous - maybe it should come with a bib.
This guitar has custom options which include an Iced Tea sunburst finish, additional black/white top bindings, ebony peghead veneer, and Madagascar rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays.
This guitar includes a deluxe Ameritage hardshell archtop case.
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