"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

This staggeringly beautiful "Acid Wash" Quilt Top City Limits Deluxe from Collings Guitars was featured in their booth at NAMM 2020. Custom features include that top, that top, that TOP and THAT TOP, alongside Jason Lollar pickups (Standard Wind Imperial, bridge position, and High Wind Imperial, neck position), a wildly figured Ziricote fingerboard and black 3-ply pickguard. Phew. You're probably wondering how it stacks up as instrument, right? Let's jump in...

To say this is a Les Paul style guitar really doesn't begin to sum it up. Sure, it's that recipe - mahogany body, maple top, humbuckers, short-scale - but this is such an elegant and refined version of an LP-style guitar, it's almost in another league altogether. Think archtop level detail work crossed with an LP and you'll be in the ballpark of this guitar's vibe in person. Tonally, the Lollars are balance, clear and open sounding. And that applies whether your volume is on 2 or 10 -- with all the grit and chunk you can muster, note separation is never sacrificed.

Players looking for the ultimate, spare-no-expense LP-style guitar would be wise to check this City Limits out - you won't be disappointed! Priced with Ameritage hardshell case.


  • Premium quilt top over mahogany body and neck
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish over "Acid Wash" charcoal 'burst
  • Bound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ziricote 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
  • Dual Lollar Imperial humbuckers
  • Dimarzio 500K Pots / Jupiter Vintage Yellow caps
  • Kluson ABR-1 Bridge and Tailpiece 
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners 
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Serial No. CL191305
  • Weight: 8lbs 5oz

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