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Collings City Limits Jazz Guitar Archtop Tobacco Sunburst ID-10966


Collings City Limits Jazz Archtop Tobacco Sunburst

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.

Thin, light, and exquisite, the Collings City Limits Jazz commands attention. Built with a fully hollow Honduran mahogany body, carved European spruce top, and modern stylings, this sleek thin-bodied archtop is made for jazz and featured a cool sunburst finish.

Collings achieves unmatched tone and response out of this archtop with the use of innovative bracing patterns. The carved European Spruce top is cross braced on the inside, much like a flat-top, as opposed to bar bracing, which is traditional for archtops. Each brace must be carved to match the inside of the arch. Bill wanted a more dynamic flat-top response and he has certainly met his goal with the City Limits Jazz.

The pickup is a Jason Lollar hand-wired Johnny Smith style humbucker. The pickup is mounted to the pickguard and floats beautifully at the base of the fretboard. Discreet volume and tone controls are found on the bottom edge of the pickguard so that they don't detract from the ultra-clean lines of such a beautiful guitar.

A custom Tobacco finish completes the package, revealing just enough of the incredible European Spruce grain patterns.

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Collings City Limits Jazz


Serial: CLJ17145

Sold To Customer: John Morse

Top Wood: European Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 25.5"

Inlays: Broken Glass

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Bridge: Floating Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Gotoh tuners with black buttons and 1:18 ratio

Purfling: Black/White purflings

Body Binding: Aged white ABS

Fretboard Binding: Aged white ABS

Headstock Binding: Aged white ABS

Pickguard: Floating Ebony

Headstock Shape: Deluxe flared "Haircut" bound headstock

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Broken Glass

Frets To Body: 16

Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape

Body Length: 19 1/2"

Total Length: 40 3/4"

Pickup(s): Lollar Johnny Smith Mini Humbucker

Case: Collings Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Tobacco Sunburst Finish

Misc. 2: Modern Wiring Scheme

Misc. 3: CTS 500K Pots

Misc. 4: Fully Adjustable Truss Rod

Misc. 5: Deluxe Flared Headstock