Collings City Limits Goldtop with Wraparound Bridge ID-7138
Collings City Limits Goldtop with Wraparound Bridge
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 custom Collings City Limits with a Flamed Maple top, is the ultimate Les Paul and with Lollar Humbuckers, this guitar was born for rock and roll!
From Collings' website: "Crafted with the finest seasoned maple and Honduran 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 Collings City Limits 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 premium figured maple top is complimented by a beautiful custom Gold Finish. The contour and shape of this guitar only add to the detail of this finish. Aesthetic balance is a bit of a passion for Mr. Bill Collings, and each of his electrics exhibit their own understated style - unique from model to model.
The fit and finish of the Collings City Limits 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.
Collings is renowned for their nitro finishes on acoustic guitars - and the story remains the same here. The finish on this Collings City Limits Goldtop with Wraparound Bridge 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 exhibits are simply remarkable. It's the little considerations like this that will satisfy even the most discerning of vintage fans.
Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Premium Figured Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Collings Wraparound Bridge
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 16
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): Dual Lollar standard Imperial humbuckers
Pickup Controls: Amber top hat knobs / CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Amber Knobs
Misc. 2: Gold Top
Misc. 3: Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
Misc. 4: 1950's style wiring scheme
Misc. 5: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 6: Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
Misc. 7: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish