From Collings – “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.”
|Top||Premium flamed maple|
|Body Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Bridge||Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)|
|Tailpiece||Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)|
|Pickups||Lollar Std Wind Imperial Humbuckers|
|Pots/Caps||DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Amber or black top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Cream or black|
|Scale Length||24 7/8″|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Mahogany w/ MOP Collings logo|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Truss Rod Cover||Black/Cream/Black|
This Collings City Limits is truly a sight to behold. The stunning striped maple of the top has a sumptuous figure to it and the sunburst is light, warm and perfectly graduated. The fit and finish is excellent, and the solid mahogany body has a rich, deep burgundy stain.
All that wouldn’t mean a thing if the guitar didn’t sound as good as it does, but this CL hits it out of the park. The two Lollar Imperial humbuckers deliver all the lush, balanced tone you could ask for, with lots of lovely overtones and complex harmonics.
This one is in fine condition. It has been used at professional level in recordings and live work for many years by a respected pro player in Sydney. And he has had it looked after to the highest possible standards during the entire period of his ownership. Very few signs of player wear, only a couple of tiny marks, but almost impossible to see.
And beside being a beautiful piece of guitar art, this one is a fine player with tone for days, with a sleek, fast neck and killer pickups.
Collings are true top quality craftman-made guitars, so if you’re looking for a great looking, great playing LP-style professional level instrument, here’s one that ticks all the boxes.
Comes in Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage, in good condition.