"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings

The Collings I-35 Spruce Top has quickly become a favorite of everyone in the shop. Doesn't hurt that it's really beautiful to boot, right? 

These are incredibly resonant and lightweight guitars. Upon strumming the first chord we were hooked. Acoustically, piano-like chime and harmonics jump from plucked open strings. Plugged in, the Spruce Top adds a complexity to the already great I-35 platform - extended lows / low-mids....sweet top end, all via the always great sounding Throbak SLE-101+ humbuckers that match perfectly with this guitar.

Whether clean or overdriven, this is a very inspiring guitar to play. In the market for an ES-335 style guitar? This should be on your list. Priced with a hardshell case. 


  • Italian Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Inset maple center block
  • Top/back/neck binding
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Rosewood or ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale Length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Black pickup rings and amber top hat knobs
  • Throbak SLE 101 Plus MXV humbuckers
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Serial Number: I35181054
  • ~7lbs

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