Collings City Limits Deluxe Premium Quilt Top with Acid Wash Finish
Crafted with the finest seasoned maple and Honduran mahogany, the CL Deluxe is built for tone. Lightweight, resonant mahogany combined with a carefully hand-set mortise and tenon neck joint bring tonal complexity and sustain to the table in spades. The CL Deluxe features ivoroid neck and peghead binding and our custom ivoroid "top hat" knobs and pickup rings. Sleekly contoured for comfort and style, we've brought new life to an American classic.
The body is cleverly designed with ergonomic contouring at both sides of the waist. This commonly overlooked feature is quite brilliant, making already effortless playability even more comfortable. Weighing in at 8lbs. , the CL Deluxe is easy to manage and perfectly balanced. Whether on the stage or in the studio, the CL Deluxe feels right at home. The neck profile is a well rounded C shape that is unique to the Collings lineup.
The neck joint is angled toward the cutaway; following the body lines. This slight change fills your hand in a more natural way, easing the curse that other single cutaway guitars have. Playability is what we have come to expect from a Collings - effortless and untroubled up and down the fingerboard. Combine that with Collings reputation for intonation perfection - and you have a force to be reckoned with.
How did Collings create this gorgeous Acid Wash finish? It begins with a multi-step stain treatment which brings out maple figuring. The stain is applied and then strategically rubbed off until the desired effect is accomplished. Next the top is sealed and the burst master creates final finishing touches around the edges.
The fit and finish of the CL Deluxe may be astonishing to some - but it is what we have come to expect from the folks at Collings. No detail is left incomplete, yet nothing is overdone or exploited. The body is bound with grained ivoroid, a refreshing change from blindingly stark white plastic. The truss rod cover, tuning buttons, pickup knobs and covers all share this same material - and its one of the many features that set Collings apart.
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