Quilt Top? Check. Ron Ellis humbuckers? Check. Is there anything else that could take this beautiful City Limits Deluxe over the top? We don't think so!
Why We Love This
Remember that blistering hot CL Deluxe in Tiger Eye with Ron Ellis pickups we listed not too long ago? Well its sibling just showed up and is ready to make a similar statement...
If you love the unique look of Collings' Acid Wash finish and the sound of some of the very best modern-built PAF style humbuckers currently made on this planet, you owe it to yourself to consider this City Limits Deluxe. We've waxed poetic about the Austin TX builder's expertly refined take on the solidbody single-cut for years now, and it still rings just as true every time one rolls into the shop. Masterfully executed build quality and finish work are highlighted by a set of Ron Ellis Signature humbuckers, an offering not often presented here in our shop.
Pickup guru Ron Ellis describes his Signature set of humbuckers as "a unique recipe of materials to deliver the best of the best clear and articulate PAF sound and feel". You can be sure we agree that statement! These are undoubtedly a great match in this CL Deluxe, excelling at delivering that big single coil-like tonality we hear in some of the best original PAF pickups. Clean tones are phenomenal, while the leaner midrange response in this set keeps things on the clearer side with some nice top end sizzle. Ellis pickups prove to us that you can have your cake and eat it too.
Priced with hardshell case.
"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