Collings City Limits Amber Burst (2013)


"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

Coming up empty handed in your Les Paul search? Found one or two great ones, the rest...meh? This well maintained 2013 City Limits should definitely be on your list - might just change your luck.

What Collings has done with the City Limits model, in our estimation, is "rounded off" some of the rough edges typically associated with your average LP.

"Rough edges?"  

Lack of consistency between guitars, questionable QC at times, sloppy finish work, etc....that sort of thing. Collings are masters of consistency and each guitar, this one being no exception, is well...perfect. Immaculately made from strap button to tuners, every square inch of this guitar exudes masterful attention to detail. What that gives you is a more elegant, deluxe feeling LP that balances better when seated playing is called for (and on a strap for that matter), effortless playability, and more open, lively tones than the stereotypical heavy handed tones LP's can be known for. Sounds cool, yes? It is. 

Condition: This 2013 model has been lovingly played and maintained -- and it remains in excellent condition with no blemishes to speak of.

Used CLs typically don't last very long; and if you're looking for the best LP-style guitar being made at the boutique level this is a great chance to grab one at a nicely discounted price. With its original Ameritage hard case.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Premium figured maple top over mahogany body and neck
  • Grained ivoroid top binding
  • "Amber 'Burst" finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony 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
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Black or cream pickup rings and black or amber top hat knobs
  • Dual Jason Lollar humbuckers
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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