My new Collings I35 Deluxe: Delicious

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  1. suckamc

    suckamc Supporting Member

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    Well, I actually had collings make the neck on this one bigger than normal. Mine has less taper. I don't recall how it compares to the 290.

    And it's not a lefty!
     
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    And I know you were kidding about the lefty thing, jostein.
     
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    Congrats and enjoy.
     
  4. The bear

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    I have heard that they only offer one neck profile on the I-35. Did they sand it differently?
     
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    I just asked them if they could alter it a bit, and they said "sure". Just told them I wanted less taper, so it'd be bigger at the first fret. They said I could have anything I wanted. They gave me the exact numbers and, after consulting with Scott Lentz, I told them a different number for the first fret (and left the 12th alone).

    Very cool shop!
     
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    Very nice. Someday.....:)
     
  7. The bear

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    Nice to hear.Does it sound really different than the soco you had?
    Looking forward to the some soundclips.
     
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    Doesn't really sound different. Feels different though
     
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    Can anyone else compare the 290 neck to the I35?
     
  10. The bear

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    That was my impression also when i A/B mine to a I-35. If anything the soco was a bit brighter or more lively.
     
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    That was probably the fact that THAT PARTICULAR Soco was brighter. I doubt there's much variance, in general.
     
  12. The bear

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    I agree.
     
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    I have this same guitar but in standard form (less binding) but same color. I love it.
     
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    Autoesq Silver Supporting Member

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    I can't compare the I35 neck to the 290, but I can compare it to a CL neck (which should be similar to the 290?). The neck on my I35 is definitely thinner than on my CL. There is a little more tapper and less shoulder. It by no means is a "thin" neck but it sits nicely in the medium range of neck profiles. The neck on my CL is thicker and is closer to the thickness of my R9--with less shoulders. I'd say that both the CL and I35 are C shapped but the CL has a little more girth.

    What's a post without a photo--right. It's not the greatest, but here's the only photo I have of my I35 on my office computer.

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  15. journo

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    Hi,

    Beautiful guitars. I wish I could get the funds for an I-35. Love to own one. I'm guessing I would be inspired by it.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     

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