Collings City Limits Deluxe Cherry Sunburst with Maple Top ID-9796
Collings City Limits Deluxe Cherry Sunburst with Maple Top
Bill Collings has been 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. This Collings City Limits Deluxe has a Premium Flame Maple top and is equipped with two ThroBak Custom ER MVX pickups. The Sunburst finish and Ivoroid appointments bring this amazing guitar to life!
From Collings' website: "Crafted with the finest seasoned maple and 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. Sleekly contoured for comfort and style, we've brought new life to an American classic." We, honestly, could not agree more. The CL Deluxe 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 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.
Collings is renowned for their nitro finishes on acoustic guitars - and the story remains the same here. The finish on the CL Deluxe is nothing short of perfect - incredibly thin and flat as can be. The thin nitro finish allows this guitar to breathe and resonate like the aged vintage pieces of old. The unplugged acoustic qualities the CL Deluxe exhibits are simply remarkable. It's the little considerations like this that will satisfy even the most discerning of vintage fans.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Chrome Gotoh W/ Collings Logo
Purfling: B/W Body Purfling
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid Bindings
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid Bindings
Headstock Binding: 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): Neck: ThroBak Custom ER MVX --- Bridge: ThroBak Custom ER MVX
Pickup Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Custom Ivoroid Knobs and Pickup Rings
Misc. 2: 50's Style Wiring
Misc. 3: 12" Fingerboard Radius
Misc. 4: Hand Set Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
Misc. 5: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 6: Cherry Sunburst
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