Collings City Limits Deluxe Acid Wash Quilt Top w/Throbak ER-MXV



"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

In all honesty, we're tempted to just let Andy's pics do the talking with this staggeringly beautiful "Acid Wash" Quilt Top City Limits Deluxe. This guitar is simply a work of art. Looks aside though, you're probably wondering how it stacks up as instrument, right? Let's jump in...

Simply put, guitars really don't get nicer than this both looks and build quality-wise. 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 - purfling, grained ivoroid binding, that top (!!), split parallelogram inlays (headstock included)'s just a stunning instrument on all levels. 

Tonally, the Throbak ER-MXV's have great midrange but are always clear and open sounding. The bridge pickup almost has an ES-335 like bark and bite while the neck sounds woody, warm, and round. A great combo to be sure - fitting for a guitar like this. "Expanded" Les Paul tones to match the "expanded" visuals. Nicely done!! 

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 hardshell case.


  • Premium quilt top over mahogany body and neck
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish over "Acid Wash" charcoal 'burst
  • 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
  • Dual Throbak ER Custom MXV 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. CL191255
  • Weight: 8lbs 5oz

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