Take a bite out of this one why don't ya?!
We've got some nice City Limits Deluxe variants in the shop right now, but this one stands on its own. Featuring not only a stunning Candy Apple Red meets Walnut finish, but a pair of hen's-teeth-rare Ron Ellis LRP humbuckers, this is one of the most aesthetically and sonically elevated CLs to come through in recent memory.
While it's easy to consider the City Limits model as a Les Paul variant, Collings' execution of the single-cut solidbody design comes with a level of refinement and playability often uncontested by other builders. A well-executed medium-fat neck carve allows for effortless movement up and down the neck, while the rear contoured body adds a level of comfort not typically seen on this style of build.
This CL is king of the looks department, featuring a less-common Candy Apple Red top with a rich walnut stained back. The Deluxe appointments - particularly the ivoroid binding - add a level of sophistication and contrast that really highlights the finish work.
So what's the deal with those Ron Ellis pickups? Great question. This set of Lee Roy Parnell (LRP) humbuckers deliver early PAF tone like no other, yielding harmonically rich and fundamentally strong dynamics and response with great clarity. These pickups are highly sought after and for good reason. They sound absolutely magical in this CL, delivering clean to mean in spades.
If you're looking for an ultimate solidbody electric that has the looks and the tone, you'll get it here in this CL Deluxe.
Price includes hardshell case.