City Limits®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.
Each Collings CL is constructed of solid Honduran mahogany and eastern flamed maple that is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected for density and acoustical response by master luthiers here at our shop.
With an airy top end and a balanced midrange, Lollar Imperials employ unbalanced coils to create a tight bass response with the full bodied character and complex overtones of the best original PAF pickups.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005” and .007” in final thickness, maximizing acoustic response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.
Collings electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Kluson tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.
With a fully bound body, mother of pearl dot inlays, and top hat knobs, appointments for a Collings CL are available in a variety of colors and materials to match your chosen finish.
Each CL can be finished in a variety of translucent, opaque, or metallic colors in addition to a variety of sunbursts.
|Top||Premium flamed maple|
|Body Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Bridge||Kluson ABR-1(nickel-plated zinc w/ retaining wire)|
|Tailpiece||Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)|
|Fingerboard||Rosewood w/ MOP long dots (5mm non-tapered)|
|Pickups||Lollar Std Wind Imperial Humbuckers|
|Pots/Caps||DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow|
|Knobs||Amber or black top hat|
|Pickup Rings||Cream or black|
|Scale Length||24 7/8"|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Truss Rod Cover||Black/Cream/Black|
|Strings||D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")|
|Case||Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage|
Josh Smith – Collings CL – Clean Blues Shuffle
Guitarist Josh Smith showcases some clean tones on a Collings CL equipped with Lollar Imperial humbuckers through a 1966 Fender Vibrolux.
Josh Smith – Collings CL – Fuzz
The one and only Josh Smith puts a Collings CL through its paces. The guitar is equipped with Lollar Imperial humbuckers and is running through a Deep Trip BOG Fuzz pedal into a 1966 Fender Vibrolux Reverb.