"You're the Bettes around"
...is the pun-tastic reprise you needed to hear, sung in our best Joe Esposito voice...
In all seriousness, name a point in time where we've offered up a City Limits with the visual and tonal firepower as impressive as this!
If you love Tiger Eye 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 Bette humbuckers, an offering that is the first of its kind for TME.
Noted by pickup guru Ron Ellis as having the brighter, more fundamental power of the a late PAF spec humbucker, the Bettes deliver tonal authenticity with a dynamic response very few pickup winders have been able to capture. These are undoubtedly a phenomenal match in this CL Deluxe, with the ability to go from sweet and clear clean tones to roaring overdriven tones with ease. Ellis pickups prove to us that you can have your cake and eat it too.
Priced with hardshell case.
- Premium flamed maple top over mahogany body and neck
- Grained ivoroid top/neck/peghead binding
- Black/White top purfling
- High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Single bound "Haircut" headstock
- 15 degree headstock angle
- Ebony or rosewood 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
- Mother of pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlays
- Fully adjustable truss rod
- Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs
- Dual Ron Ellis Bette humbuckers
- 1950's style wiring scheme
- CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
- Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
- Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
- Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
- Serial No. CL221494
- Weight: 8lb 5oz