Check out this solidbody beaut from Collings! Featuring a Master Grade Quilt Top, this City Limits Deluxe in Acid Wash finish is just about as stunning as they get.
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 aesthetic details 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 fingerboard and headstock inlays...it's just a stunning instrument on all levels.
Tonally, the Throbak ER-MXV's have great midrange but are always clear and open with just a touch of compression when you dig in. The bridge pickup has an ES-335 like bark and bite while the neck sounds woody, warm, and round (never muffled or wooly). A great combo to be sure - fitting for a guitar like this. "Expanded" Les Paul tones to match the "expanded" visuals.
If you're looking for an extra special CL Deluxe with all the trimmings, this could be the one for you.
Priced with hardshell case.