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Collings I-35 Aged Goldtop w/ ThroBak Pickups #16933  From Collings

A gorgeous aged goldtop I-35 w/ ThroBaks from Collings!

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What We Think

Weight: 7.15 lbs.

Wow, is this an amazing guitar! For some reason, I've always been instantly and undeniably drawn to goldtop guitars, there's just something about that simple yet elegant aesthetic that appeals to me. This I-35 is obviously beautiful to look at, but when you pick it up and start playing, you'll experience its beauty on a number of levels. To start with, it's light and comfortable to play, its medium-fat "C" neck shape becoming an extension of your hand as you work your way from the bone nut all the way up to the 22nd fret. Even acoustically, this baby just sings. Plug it in and delight in all of the rich, creamy tones that its pair of ThroBak Custom ER MXV pickups effortlessly produce. Add in Collings' classy aging process and you've got one stellar looking and sounding guitar!

Collings I-35 Aged Goldtop w/ ThroBak Pickups #16933 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Electric Guitar Specialist Michael Buckley tests out a Collings I-35 Aged Goldtop (#16933) with a Carr Rambler 28W 1x12 Combo Amp, a Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal, a Strymon Ojai Compact High Current DC Power Supply and a Shure KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Mic with Roswellite Ribbon.

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

With a 15" lower bout and hand-carved solid wood construction, the I35 is a unique modern tribute to the heritage of the double cutaway semi-hollow electric guitar. The I35's design pairs a mahogany back and sides with a maple center block for a tonal response that is complex and quick, with an "airy" character. The I35's top carve includes high arches and ample re-curve, allowing the best qualities of the solid wood to shine through in its amplified tone. An instrument that is at home in almost any genre, the Collings I35 has quickly become one of our most popular electric models.

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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

Serial Number: 16933

Goldtop

FB Binding

Parallelogram Fingerboard Inlays

Aged Finish and Hardware

ThroBak Custom ER MXV-Neck

ThroBak Custom ER MXV-Bridge

Body Length: 17 5/8"

Body Depth at Side: 1 5/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15"

Total Length: 40"

Scale Length: 24 7/8"

Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Standard Features Include:

Premium Figured Maple Top Over Semi-hollow Mahogany Body

Inset Maple Center Block and Mahogany Neck

Grained Ivoroid Top/Back Binding

Slim Contour F-holes

High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Unbound "Haircut" Headstock

15-degree Headstock Angle

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 Fret Wire

Fully Adjustable Truss Rod

Black or Cream Pickup Rings and Black or Amber Top Hat Knobs

1950's Style Wiring Scheme

CTS 500K Pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors

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")

Collings Deluxe Hardshell Case by Ameritage