Collings City Limits Maple vs Mahogany Cap Comparison

While a gorgeous flamed maple top is traditionally found on most Les Paul style guitars, we are excited to have two City Limits Deluxe models on our rack with identical specs except for the Mahogany cap on one of them. Having these two guitars in the shop at once, we just had to do a comparison recording to compare the tonal differences in a mahogany and maple capped guitar. We did these recording using our Carr Mercury amplifier set flat at 2 watts using the neck pickup with the tone and volume knobs wide open. The difference is quite prominent... we will leave it up to you to decide which is best!

We notice a clarity and familiarity with the tone of the Maple Cap, offering a crisp and clear high end while the mahogany cap darkens the tone, smooths out the treble, and adds considerable warmth to the overall tone... in the end it all depends on your playing style and personal taste... these are both rock and roll demons ready to growl!

Play MP3 Collings City Limits Deluxe - Maple Cap
Recorded In-House on a Sony PCM-D50 handheld recorder with no compression or eq using a Carr Mercury set flat at 2 watts, Volume at 9 O'Clock. Neck pickup with volume and tone wide open.

 

 

Play MP3 Collings City Limits Deluxe - Mahogany Cap
Recorded In-House on a Sony PCM-D50 handheld recorder with no compression or eq using a Carr Mercury set flat at 2 watts, Volume at 9 O'Clock. Neck pickup with volume and tone wide open.