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Collings City Limits Acid Wash Charcoal Burst - 14881


Collings City Limits

Bill Collings has been the architect in making some of the most highly regarded acoustic guitars in the world for quite some time, so when he decided to build electric guitars, musicians were chomping at the bit to see what would happen. The flawless construction, the incredible attention to detail, and the Collings quality are all here. Collings has redesigned a classic guitar with players in mind and the now famous meticulous construction, and attention to detail is nothing short of astonishing.

From Collings' website: "Crafted with the finest seasoned maple and mahogany, the CL 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. Sleekly contoured for comfort and style, we've brought new life to an American classic." We, honestly, could not agree more. The CL is clearly influenced by classic American solidbodies of the past, and to say they hit their mark is an understatement.

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 a just over 8 lb., the CL is easy to manage and perfectly balanced. Whether on the stage or in the studio, the CL 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.

The unplugged acoustic qualities the CL exhibits are simply remarkable. It's the little considerations like this that will satisfy even the most discerning of vintage fans.


  • Serial: CL181211
  • Top Wood: Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24 7/8"
  • Inlays: Parallelograms
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Tuners: Chrome Gotoh W/ Collings Logo
  • Body Binding: Non Grained Ivoroid Bindings
  • Fretboard Binding: Non Grained Ivoroid Bindings
  • Headstock Binding: Non Grained Ivoroid Bindings
  • Headstock Shape: Solid Haircut
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
  • Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • Body Depth: 1 7/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
  • Body Length: 17"
  • Total Length: 38 1/2"
  • Pickup(s): Lollar Std Wind Imperial Humbuckers
  • Pickup Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • Finish: Acid Wash Charcoal Burst
  • Pickguard: Black pickguard, black rings, black knobs
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs