Collings City Limits Acid Wash Lollar Zebras (2015)


"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings

We love these "Acid Wash" City Limits! Elegant and refined yet total rock n' roll all at the same time. No doubt the marker-less ebony fretboard and muted cream/black/gray color palette add to the vibe.

As we've mentioned before, we love this style of guitar with a wraptail bridge. The feel is slinkier, your right hand rests on the top of the body lending to more expressive right hand techniques, and the tone is a touch different as well.

Speaking of tones, the combination of high wind (bridge) and low wind (neck) Lollar humbuckers yields an impressive range of tones to work with. The bridge offers a more forward midrange bite and compression while the neck pickup sounds like a really great Strat neck pickup, albeit fatter (open, "round", etc...). The balance between the two pickups is great and there's a smooth, natural transition when switching between the two. 

Condition: Near mint, one tiny impression by the input jack, no fret ware, plastic film still on control cavity covers. Set-up is perfect and plays great! No issues

This City Limits would be right at home on a formal gig or into a cranked Marshall - your call! Priced with hardshell case.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Premium quilt top over mahogany body and neck
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish over "Acid Wash" charcoal 'burst
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony 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
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Lollar Standard Wind humbucker (neck), Lollar High Wind humbucker (bridge) 
  • Collings bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Serial No. CL15894
  • Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz

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