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SOLD!!! Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom Single Pickup Cherry, 2008


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Here’s a real beauty – a Collings I35DLXS Thinline Custom with a carved, solid Flame Maple top and single Lollar Imperial pickup in the neck position.   This  wonderful example was originally custom ordered through The Twelfth Fret during 2008, and has been used professionally.    An interesting note about its use and condition is that  it’s really only been used in a seated position.   Collings supplied a pair of strap pins, which are in the Ameritage case, but as part of the custom order did not drill holes for them or install them.

The Collings I35DLXS is based on the Collings I35 DLX, which draws from the concepts used in the classic, versatile and immensely successful Gibson ES-3xx thinline models. However, the Gibson models have bodies built from laminate Maple with a solid center block, while these Collings models used solid, carved, book matched figured Maple for the top and a carved solid Mahogany back and Mahogany sides.  The neck is Mahogany, with a bound, 24.875 inch scale length Indian Rosewood fingerboard and an Ebony head plate.    All the binding, plus the pickup mounting ring, truss rod cover,  and control knobs are grained Ivoroid, a very classy and subtle feature.   The tuners are by Gotoh, with Collings branding and creme buttons.  The ABR-1 style bridge and stop tailpiece on this older model are apparently TonePros versions with set-screw locks; the current specs list these parts as by Gotoh.   The single, neck pickup is a Lollar Imperial, likely a low-wind model to replicate 1950’s model humbuckers.

Collings guitars have consistently very good finishes, and that’s the case with this Collings I35DLXS.  Over time, the nitrocellulose lacquer finish has settled into the wood grain, and the Flame figuring of the Maple top has risen slightly – entirely natural and expected of solid, carved Maple.

Collings models also tend to have top quality fretwork and setup, as found here.   This guitar plays very well.

The original Collings branded Ameritage case is included, and contains the original card (not filled out),  the original small plastic bag with the strap pins and felt washers, and the (unopened)  small paper envelope with the case key.    The case has some light scuffing from being moved.

Price: $5,750.00 CAD
  • Model: I35 DLXS
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish Gloss Dark Cherry
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: I35DLXS14831, custom built during 2008 in Austin Texas
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 21/07/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.644lbs 3.02kg
  • Scale Length: 24.875in 631.285mm
  • Nut Width: 1.708in 43.38mm
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