I-35 DeluxeThe I-35 Deluxe combines our most premium features with the rich and harmonically complex sound of all solid wood construction. As part of its trim package, the dark textures of the I-35 Deluxe's rosewood fingerboard and ebony faceplate are highlighted by ivoroid fingerboard and peghead binding. Each Deluxe series guitar is also fitted with ivoroid "top hat" knobs and pickup rings that are hand made in house solely for this series of instruments. Uncompromising in every feature, the I-35 Deluxe is built for the discerning electric guitarist.
Each Collings Deluxe electric guitar is constructed of all solid woods that are acquired, acclimated, and hand selected for acoustical response by master luthiers here at our shop.
Low-wind Lollar Imperials have a slightly brighter tonality than standards, lending them an exceptional definition and touch response that communicates the harmonic content of the instrument beautifully.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005” and .007” in final thickness, maximizing acoustic response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.
Collings Deluxe electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Kluson tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.
Custom ivoroid knobs and pickup rings are handmade in our shop and only available on a Collings Deluxe electric.
Deluxe Series electrics can be ordered with quilted maple, mahogany, flamed koa, and other exotic top wood varieties for a look and tone custom tailored to your style.
|Construction||Semi hollow w/ maple center block|
|Top||Premium flamed maple|
|Body Binding||Grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard Binding||Grained ivoroid|
|Peghead Binding||Grained ivoroid|
|Bridge||Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)|
|Tailpiece||Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood w/ MOP long dots|
|Pickups||Lollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers|
|Pots/Caps||DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Custom grained ivoroid top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Custom grained ivoroid|
|Scale Length||24 7/8"|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Truss Rod Cover||Grained ivoroid|
|Strings||D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")|
|Case||Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage|
Mitch Watkins - Collings I-35 Deluxe
Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins playing jazz on a Collings I-35 Deluxe (neck pickup position).
Collings I-35 vs. I-35 LC – In-depth comparison with Anthony da Costa
Guitarist Anthony da Costa takes an in-depth look at the Collings I-35 and I-35 LC models, highlighting the tonal differences that emerge from all-solid carved woods vs. laminate construction.