"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.
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.