470 JL

Careful analysis and design has come to life in Julian Lage's Gretsch-inspired 470 JL Signature model, capturing the essence of a Golden Age vintage electric guitar while maximizing its potential. Refined but familiar, delicate but powerful, and dare we say - one of the most expressive and lyrical sounding electrics we've heard in years.
Julian Lage
“What makes this guitar unique to me is the marriage of this historical precedent. It’s an electric guitar that honors the wild and wooly ways of early electrics, but it feels and sounds incredible as an acoustic instrument.” 

470 JL Features

Trestle Block Construction

Hollow body resonance and weight with the look and feedback resistance of a solid body were key characteristics desired by Julian from inception of the 470 JL. In response, Collings' team went through multiple engineering R&D phases culminating in a fully hollow trestle block body design that utilizes a solid mahogany body and maple laminate top.

Ron Ellis Pickups

Collings teamed up with esteemed pickup maker Ron Ellis to offer a truly elevated experience with this signature model: those seeking the power of a higher wound pickup

Bigsby Vibrato

Not only for vibrato use, the Bigsby B3 comes standard on every 470 to provide the sort of open, loose feel desired among vintage guitar enthusiasts.

Neck Profile

To achieve the comfortable, accessible feel desired, a custom neck was created which incorporates Julian's preferences for a symmetrical design and narrower fingerboard in the upper fret range, along with a C/V hybrid profile.

Antiqued Finish

The 470 JL is finished in Collings' ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer with a subtle, hand-rubbed "Antiqued" patina, allowing the trestle-block body to fully respond while adding a gently worn-in

Peghead Design

Complementing the Collings script logo is an all-new peghead profile available only on the 470 JL. Custom designed in collaboration with Julian, it retains the signature offset Collings "haircut" notch and is the first new Collings peghead profile offered in decades.


Antiqued Blonde
Antiqued Sunburst
Antiqued Black

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