"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

Our latest I-35 Deluxe from the good folks at Collings Guitars is definitely a contender for "Most Unique I-35" we've gotten to date - and we're 100% loving it. Why? Satin finish, friends. Satin finish. 

We've gotten hep to the beauty of a satin finish on high-level guitars via builders like Saul Koll and Nik Huber. To have a satin finished Collings is a bit of a mind-blower for us as we've always held their work in such high regard. So what's the big deal? 

Immediate connection. Sophistication. Elegance. There's something very powerful, unique, and just cool about playing a guitar that's quite literally perfect in its build while being able to feel (and connect) with the raw materials it's made from. There's no gloss finish to "hide behind" - the guitar has been taken down to it's raw form, quite literally. The results are intoxicating.

Beyond the gorgeous aesthetics on display, the build quality, tones, and playability are off the charts great per Collings usual high standards. The effortless playability and range of tones available make this a go-to guitar for just about any style of music. Additionally, the smaller body of the I-35 make it a great choice for folks who love what a great ES-335 has to offer but, due to their size, have never found them comfortable.

If you've been looking for a truly special guitar, this is it, folks! Just outstanding. Priced with hardshell case.


  • Flame Maple Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Tortoise bound body, neck, custom knobs, and peghead
  • Purfling 
  • Inset maple center block
  • Satin finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 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 parallelogram fingerboard inlays
  • Throbak SLE 101 MXVs
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Kluson ABR-I bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Serial Number: I35201121
  • 7lbs 4oz

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