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2011 Collings I-35 Deluxe

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Serial #: 11631

Finish: Dark cherry sunburst, nitrocellulose type

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 7/8" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Rim depth: 1 1/2"

Materials: All solid construction includes deeply flamed tiger flame maple top; highly figured mahogany body and neck; inset maple center block; solid rosewood fingerboard; grained ivoroid bound body and neck.

Hardware: Dual Lollar low-wind Imperial humbuckers; Collings/Gotoh 18:1 tuners; grained ivoroid keys, knobs, pickup rings and truss rod cover: stop tailpiece and adjustable compensated Tuneomatic style bridge; 3 way pickup selector switch.

Notes: Handbuilt in Austin to the highest standards of craft, the Collings I-35 Deluxe is the firm's top-of-the line semi-hollow guitar. Taking the classic ES-335 as a starting point, the I-35 Deluxe ups the game with all solid tonewoods, including a premium tiger maple top with extravagant bookmatched flame. With its solid maple center block and stop tail design, the I-35 enhances sustain, with superior feedback resistance at higher volume levels.

Premium touches include twin Lollar low-wind Imperial humbuckers, Gotoh SG301 18:1 tuners, and grained ivoroid binding and hardware throughout. This outstanding example shows extravagant tiger flame in the top, and has been maintained in immaculate 100% original condition, without apparent playwear. The classic '59 style full C profile neck offers smooth low action over gleaming traditional medium nickel-silver fretwire, and the tone is pure bliss, from blues to bebop to rockabilly heaven.

Giving the model a maximum 5 star rating in every category, Guitar Buyer magazine ruled as follows: "Quite simply a flawless guitar, in terms of looks, sound and build." Couldn't have said it better ourselves. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.011-.049). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original premium Ameritage arched plush lined hardshell case.








































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