I-35With a 15" lower bout and hand-carved solid wood construction, the I-35 is a unique modern tribute to the heritage of the double cutaway semi-hollow electric guitar. The I-35's design pairs a mahogany back and sides with a maple center center block for a tonal response that is complex and quick, with an "airy" character. The I-35's top carve includes high arches and ample re-curve, allowing the best qualities of the solid wood to shine though in its amplified tone. An instrument that is at home in almost any genre, the Collings I-35 has quickly become one of our most popular electric models.

Premium Tonewoods

Each Collings I35 is constructed of solid Honduran mahogany and eastern flamed maple that is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected for density and acoustical response by master luthiers here at our shop.


Low-wind Lollar Imperials have a slightly brighter tonality than standards, lending them an exceptional definition and touch response that communicates the harmonic content of the instrument beautifully.


A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.


By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 thousandths in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection.


Collings electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Tonepros tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.


With a fully bound body, mother of pearl dot inlays, and top hat knobs, appointments for a Collings I35 are available in a variety of colors and materials to match your chosen finish.

Custom Finishes

Each I35 can be finished in a variety of translucent, opaque, or metallic colors in addition to a variety of sunbursts.

Make It Your Own

With a wide variety of available custom inlays, tremolos, bridges, neck profiles, and tone wood options; a Collings electric can be configured to perfectly match your playing style and aesthetic preference.

ConstructionSemi hollow w/ maple center block
Body Honduran mahogany
TopPremium flamed maple
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingGrained Ivoroid
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeTonePros ARV-II
TailpieceTonePros T1Z Locking
FingerboardRosewood w/ MOP long dots
SoundholeF-holes (unbound)
PickupsLollar Low Wind Imperial Humbuckers
Pots/CapsCTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow
KnobsAmber or black
Pickup RingsCream or black
Nut1 11/16"
Scale Length24 7/8"
Neck JointExtra long mortise & tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileHaircut
TunersChrome Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring 50s style
Fingerboard Radius12"
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Truss Rod CoverEbony
StringsD'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
CaseDeluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurments may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length17 5/8"
Body Depth1 5/8"
Lower Bout Width15"
Total Length40"

Custom Options

  • 60s Neck Profile
  • Bigsby B7 Tremolo
  • Pickguard
  • Left-handed
  • No Fingerboard Inlay

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