Collings CL Jazz Archtop Merlot Finish
Thin, light, and exquisite, the Collings CL City Limits Jazz commands attention. Built with a fully hollow one-piece mahogany body, carved European spruce top, and modern stylings, this sleek thin-bodied archtop is made for jazz.
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 merlot finish completes the package, revealing just enough of the incredible European Spruce grain patterns.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: Broken Glass
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Adjustable floating ebony bridge and tailpiece
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh tuners with black buttons and 1:18 ratio
Purfling: Multiple Black/White
Body Binding: Aged white ABS top/back/neck/peghead/pickguard binding
Fretboard Binding: Aged white ABS top/back/neck/peghead/pickguard binding
Headstock Binding: Aged white ABS top/back/neck/peghead/pickguard binding
Pickguard: Ivoroid Bound Ebony with Discreet Volume and Tone Controls
Headstock Shape: Deluxe flared "Haircut" bound headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo and Parallelogram
Neck Profile: Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
Body Depth: 2 1/2"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Total Length: 40 3/4"
Pickup(s): Floating "Johnny Smith" Mini Humbucker by Jason Lollar
Pickup Controls: Volume/tone thumbwheels mounted to floating ebony pickguard
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Mortise and tenon neck joint
Misc. 2: S-Holes bound with grained ivoroid
Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 4: Fully adustable truss rod
Misc. 5: CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
Misc. 6: Modern wiring scheme