Collings City Limits Gold Top Aged Lacquer w/Throbaks

$4,970.00

"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

What could possibly top the excitment of opening a Collings guitar case for the first time? How about opening the case to find an aged lacquer, gold top City Limits starting back at you? Wow. The fine folks at Collings have outdone themselves yet again. This example has been subtly and tastefully aged in a way that makes it instantly feel like a 50 year old classic. 8.03 lbs; incredible resonance and volume when played acoustically; round, fat, articulate tones when plugged in (both overdriven and clean)...and you did notice the clear covers on the back, right? The perfect Les Paul-style guitar? Quite possibly. Priced with hardshell case. 

  • Premium figured maple top over mahogany body and neck
  • Grained ivoroid top binding
  • Aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony or rosewood peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood 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 
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Black or cream pickup rings and black or amber top hat knobs
  • Throbak ER-MXV pickups
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors 
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
  • Weight: 8.03 lbs
  • Serial No. CL15948

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