FS: Collings i35 Deluxe in immaculate & pristine condition SOLD

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guitarman66guitarman66 Frets: 28
edited July 2019 in Guitars £
Back up for sale is my 2012 semi-acoustic dark cherry sunburst Collings i35 Deluxe in pristine condition. There are no dings, dents or scratches on the guitar and no visible fret wear. Unlike the laminated ply top of the Collings i35 LC, the i35 Deluxe has a hand picked premium grade, flamed, maple top that is carved out of solid wood. Similarly, the body is fully carved out of a solid block of mahogany and a maple centre block is inserted to support the pickups, bridge and tailpiece and reduce unwanted feedback. The solid woods used in this method of construction produce a very warm tone with plenty of rich harmonics and, at the same time, reduce the overall weight of the guitar to 6lbs 11oz (3.03kg).

The pickups are underwound Jason Lollar Imperial humbuckers (7k neck, 8k bridge) and these produce smooth clean tones of incredible clarity and note separation that are well balanced across all the strings. The 50's vintage wiring allows a very wide range of tonal variation from searing treble to smooth woody jazz tones and everything in between. 

The full specifications are listed below:-
Hand picked premium grade flamed maple solid wood top 
South American semi-hollow mahogany body with solid maple centre block
High gloss nitro dark cherry sunburst finish
Indian Rosewood fingerboard
South American Mahogany neck
Mother of pearl parallelogram inlays
Mother of pearl Collings headstock logo
Grained ivoroid binding on body & neck/fingerboard
Grained ivoroid pick-up rings, control knobs, tuning buttons and truss rod cover
Underwound Jason Lollar Imperial humbucker pickups (7k neck + 8k bridge)
3-way pickup selector switch
50's vintage wiring
CTS pots
12" fingerboard radius
Scale length 24 7/8” (632mm)
Medium frets (.104" x .047" as per Dunlop 6155)
Hand set extra-long mortise and tenon neck joint
Tone Pros bridge & stop tailpiece
Overall weight 6lbs 11oz (3.03kg)
Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage (this is a work of art in itself)

The current UK street price of a new Collings i35 Deluxe (if you can find one) is around £6.7k. I am asking £3900 £3500 for this example that has had only one owner and is in excellent condition and has never been gigged. 

I am sure that any potential buyer would want to try out this high-end guitar before purchase so I am not offering postage or delivery on this item and I don't want any trades. I am located in West Oxfordshire approximately mid-way between Oxford and Swindon and 12 miles from Junction 15 of the M4 motorway. Payment by prior bank transfer or by cash on collection only.

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