Pre Owned 2012 Collings City Limits Brock Sunburst ID-6687
Pre Owned 2012 Collings City Limits Brock 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. 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.
This guitar features a Custom Brock Burst Top. The Brock Burst finish is "inspired by" the "legendary" Brock Burst, a 1959 Les Paul Standard that was brought to light by collector Brian Brock, hence the name. The Brock Burst is known among Les Paul enthusiasts as "the Burst all others are judged by."
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. The truss rod cover, tuning buttons, and covers all share this same material - and its one of the many features that set Collings apart.
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.
This Collings City Limits has two select Jason Lollar Humbucker pickups. Lollar Humbucker's are based on lower output PAF's often found in vintage 335's, this pickup set has a brighter overall tone than the Lollar Imperials. Bottom strings hold together without distorting noticeably longer than most humbuckers. Combine this with an overall "toppier" tone (as compared to the Imperials) and the result gives exceptional definition for any chord voicing and great presence for coming through a mix. Alnico 2 magnets in the neck & alnico 5 magnets in the bridge are de-gaussed to specific levels, unique to the neck and bridge positions.
Collings is renowned for their nitro finishes on acoustic guitars - and the story remains the same here. The finish on the CL 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.
This Pre Owned 2012 Collings City Limits Brock Sunburst is in excellent + condition with no wear to mention. It includes the original hardshell case.
- Shipping Weight: 68
- Serial: CL12669
- Top Wood: Flame Top
- Back Wood: Solid Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 7/8"
- Year: 2012
- Inlays: Dots
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Radius
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Collings Wraparound Bridge
- Tuners: Closed Back Nickel Tuners with Vintage-Style Buttons
- Body Binding: Cream_ABS Binding
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
- Body Depth: 1 7/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 13 1/2"
- Body Length: 17"
- Total Length: 38 1/2"
- Pickup(s): Jason Lollar Humbuckers with 50's Style Wiring
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
- Misc. 1: Setup High E: 2/32"
- Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 3/32"
- Misc. 3: Hand Set Mortise and Tenon Neck Joint
- Misc. 4: Amber Top Hat Knobs
- Misc. 5: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish