How about an this exclusive Collings build for Eddies: A Collings I-35 Deluxe straight from the masters in Austin, TX with custom ordered appointments that put it in the realm of a very famous brands “355” line.

The Collings I-35 as a platform is, for most who have experienced one, an improvement on the solid center block semi-hollow bodies that we have all come to love and appreciate. It perfects the traditional semi-hollow guitars we’ve all known and loved since the 50’s.

It has a slightly smaller body than their vintage Gibson counterparts, impeccable craftsmanship, unparalleled fretwork, and the best of the best as far as parts go: Throbak pick-ups, Switchcraft input and switch, CTS potentiometers, Kluson ABR-1 bridge and tail-piece, etc. Collings even makes their own laminates in house for ultimate control over the final product.

This one adds a handful of artful, functional and just plain cool appointments to get even deeper into the original inspiration.

To begin standing out from all the tobacco sunbursts, iced teas, and faded cherry; a beautiful aged Pelham Blue finish that is jaw dropping in its beauty, cool-factor and allure. Try and find a 355 with that historic color! Vintage appropriate in a modern setting!

Next, an ebony fretboard that is beautifully dark and a 1st fret inlay that, to our knowledge, is the first such request Collings guitars has delivered. BB King would be proud!

And get your wiggle on with a true Bigsby. Long a desired upgrade on vintage Gibby’s, this is a tried and true functional element and the look is to die for. Also, since the weight was low to begin with, the instrument has a low finished weight of just 8lbs even with the wiggle stick—nice, no chiropractors needed.

The guitar also features a High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, 12” fingerboard radius, Ebony peghead veneer and peghead profile haircut, Nickel Gotoh tuners with the Collings logo and black buttons, Honduran mahogany neck with extra long mortise & tenon joint, maple laminate construction, 24 7/8″ scale length, custom pickup rings, custom top hat knobs, grained Ivoroid truss rod cover, black pickguard, and comes with a Deluxe hard shell case by Ameritage.

Most who know Collings electric guitars know of their beautiful and unique grained Ivoroid appointments, which worked perfectly for the tuning keys. We kept the black plastics for the body elements because it was just plain sexy.

Lastly, a pair of renowned Throbak humbucker pickups make it scream, croon, wail the blues, comp the jazz—whatever your pleasure. This instrument is truly a delight that will carry any guitarists through any style and make you look good doing it.

Check it out here on the Eddie’s Guitars website!