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Collings makes some of the most beautiful guitars with an incredible attention to detail. This Collings I-35 LC is a great example with a clear, ringing tone, and lots of definition between notes. It’s pretty much everything this type of guitar could be. Collings makes some of the most beautiful guitars with an incredible attention to detail. This guitar is a great example with a clear, ringing tone, and lots of definition between notes. It
Hey, somebody has to be at the top of the heap … numero uno … the cream of the crop. Once again Bill Collings has taken a time-tested guitar design and refined it to the point of perfection. Most players, including myself, thought that the double cutaway thinline semi-hollow electric guitar had evolved as far as it was going to ever go, until this Texas guitar builder took it to the finish line with his I-35 Deluxe!
Built in very limited numbers the Collings Archtop series of guitars are visually stunning and sonically outstanding! Everything about these guitars screams high class from the premium flame maple back, sides and neck to the high gloss lacquer finish with hand stained Cremona burst. Based on the classic American acoustic archtop f-hole guitars of the 1920′s this guitar has a certain warmth and bass clarity reminiscent of a flat top steel string not to mention excellent responsiveness and projection. This custom ordered pre sold guitar features a shorter 24 7/8″ scale length and Tortoise shell binding which looks incredible with the Cremona burst finish. This guitar is making me want to take up more jazz guitar and probably take out a loan as well!!