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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Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Inlays: Broken Glass
Neck Wood: Mahogany
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