Collings Guitars and Mandolins Facebook Page Collings Guitars and Mandolins Twitter Page Collings Guitars and Mandolins YouTube Channel
Sign up for email updates
News, product releases, tips, featured instruments, and more
 
14-Fret
12-Fret
Solid-Body
Semi-Hollow
Standard
AT 18
Electric
A-Style
F-Style
Concert
Tenor
 

Click main image to enlarge

  • Overview
  • Options
  • Video
  • Specifications

Crafted with the finest seasoned maple and Honduran mahogany, the CL is built for tone. Lightweight, resonant mahogany combined with a carefully hand-set mortise and tenon neck joint bring tonal complexity and sustain to the table in spades. Sleekly contoured for comfort and style, we've brought new life to an American classic.

Standard Features Include:

  • Premium figured maple top over mahogany body and neck
  • Grained ivoroid top binding
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony or rosewood 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 16th 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 or cream pickup rings and black or amber top hat knobs
  • Dual Lollar standard Imperial humbuckers
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
  • 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 guage - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage

Design Options:

Finish Options:

  • Tobacco Sunburst
  • Iced Tea Sunburst
  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Dark Cherry Sunburst
  • Scarlet Sunburst
  • Amber Sunburst
  • Trans Orange
  • Vintage Cherry
  • Tiger Eye Sunburst
  • Crimson
  • Rootbeer
  • Caramel
  • Blonde
  • Jet Black
  • Custom Finish or Sunburst (inquire)

parallelogram inlays

Inlay Options:

  • Dot Inlays (standard)


more custom electric guitar options

Mitch Watkins - Collings I-35 Deluxe

Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins playing jazz on a Collings I-35 Deluxe (neck pickup position).

Living Machines: The Art and Craft Behind Collings Electric Guitars

As Bill Collings will tell you, "it's not about the tools, it's the mentality of the people building the guitars that counts." This short film takes an inside look at the drive, passion, and individual attention that goes into crafting every Collings electric guitar.


Dimensions

  • Body Length: 17"
  • Body Depth at Side: 1 7/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
  • Total Length: 38 1/2"
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Strings

  • Factory Strings: D' Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Recommended Gauges:
Find Collings Guitars and Mandolins on Facebook