As we've come to expect with Collings guitars, the quality of this CL Deluxe is off the charts great. These instruments are built by an extremely dedicated team and the pride and care they take with each guitar is immediately evident. Far from a rehashed Les Paul, the City Limits elevates this timeless design to a more elegant and refined place - as evidenced by the gorgeous looks.
The neck carve feels like a cross between a late 50s Les Paul and an early 60s - Collings calls it a medium-fat C (.86"-.96"). Combined with flawless fretwork, it's extremely comfortable and the overall feel is luxurious and smooth.
The tones are fantastic, and like the overall build, a more refined take on a Les Paul. They're more open and dynamic, but still muscular and punchy. Beautiful, clear cleans coupled with sweet, midrange-drenched overdriven tones...the combo of a Collings build and Throbak's phenomenal sounding SLE101+ humbuckers pickups ensures you can easily cover a lot of ground.
Many have claimed the City Limits to be one of the best guitars they've played. A few minutes spent on this CL Deluxe and it's easy to see why - looks, tones, feel. What more do you want? Priced with hardshell case.
- Body: Honduran mahogany
- Top: Premium flamed maple
- Neck: Honduran mahogany
- Body Binding: Grained ivoroid
- Fingerboard Binding: Grained ivoroid
- Peghead Binding: Grained ivoroid
- Bridge: Kluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)
- Tailpiece: Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ MOP parallelograms
- Fingerboard Radius: 12”
- Pickups: Throbak SLE101+ Humbuckers
- Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
- Knobs: Custom grained ivoroid top hat
- Pickup Rings: Custom grained ivoroid
- Nut: 1 11/16"
- Scale Length: 24 7/8"
- Neck Joint: Extra long mortise & tenon
- Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
- Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
- Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
- Wiring: 50s style
- Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
- Truss Rod Cover: Grained ivoroid
- Strings: D’Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
- Case: Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
- SN: CL211453