NGD: I-35 Deluxe (Carved Top) in Dark Cherry Sunburst

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MA Pete
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NGD: I-35 Deluxe (Carved Top) in Dark Cherry Sunburst

Post: # 2539Post MA Pete
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:37 pm

Picked this up from Austin Guitar House this week. Wow, amazing guitar! My favorite Collings so far (of 4, other NGD threads to follow).

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One of the best tops I have seen on a Collings. I love this Dark Cherry Sunburst finish from Collings - my favorite of their finishes. They really do a great job with their vintage finishes.

Tones are amazing. I dig the tones of both the Carved Top / Mahogany Back I-35, and the I-35 LC. Maybe this one a little more than the LC, it is more so a Les Paul'ish sort of tone with some Semi-Hollowness to it.

This one has the ThroBak SLE-101+ MXVs in there, I love those! (My I-35 LC has those as well.)

Weight is 7 pounds even, so nice to have a guitar that sounds and plays so amazing that is this light - I come from playing mostly Les Paul style guitars that are in the 8.5 to 9 pound range...

I have owned a lot of guitars in my lifetime, and my first impression of this one is that it is in the "Top 5" of all guitars ever for me, which is a pretty strong endorsement! ;)

MA Pete
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Re: NGD: I-35 Deluxe (Carved Top) in Dark Cherry Sunburst

Post: # 2545Post MA Pete
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:46 pm

I posted this video of this guitar on another thread, posting it again here with the NGD thread for the guitar.

https://youtu.be/d9RJtH39fCQ

The tones of this great guitar are well represented in the demo. Sounds amazing!

Also they do a great job filming the guitar at multiple angles, to show the beauty of that killer top and the gorgeous Dark Cherry Sunburst finish! I told the guys at the Austin Guitar House that the video is what really sold me on the guitar, both with regards to tones and the aesthetics...

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Re: NGD: I-35 Deluxe (Carved Top) in Dark Cherry Sunburst

Post: # 2599Post Bronco
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:50 am

What a beauty! I love the solid I-35s. Congrats on a great guitar!

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