The City Limits is Collings' version of the venerable Les Paul, but with a build quality that is far higher than you will get from a Gibson. Offered here is a full-blown Deluxe model City Limits built in July of 2013.
The specs of this instrument include: a mahogany body and neck with a beautiful flame Maple top and a total guitar weight of just 8.25 pounds (8 pounds, 4 ounces); a high gloss nitrocellulose Iced Tea Sunburst finish; an Indian Rosewood fretboard with 24-7/8" scale length, 12" radius, 1-11/16" bone nut and medium frets; a medium/fat "C" shape neck similar to a '59 LP; a long mortise/tenon neck joint; fully-adjustable truss rod; grained ivroid binding on the top, neck and headstock; ebony headstock overlay with inlaid logo; MOP parallelogram fretboard inlays; ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs; Lollar Standard Wind Imperial humbuckers with DiMarzio pots and Xicon caps; Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece; Gotoh SG301 tuners with vintage style buttons; and a deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage.
This guitar plays with incredible ease and sounds fabulous - much like an LP only better! Please check out the brief sound sample included. The tone is thick and woody like an LP, but with more complexity and the playability of a Collings is so, so much better than a Gibson.
This beautiful guitar is in excellent condition with the only flaws being a bit of oxidation on the bridge pickup cover where the original owner's playing hand laid and a tiny 'amp lean' impression on the back of the neck which you cannot feel when playing (see photos). These minor issues aside, this guitar is in near mint condition and the frets show no observable wear. It comes in it's original Collings/Ameritage case, also in excellent condition.
A new example would cost well over $5K, but you can save a bunch on this 2013 beauty! Yet another impressive instrument from the folks at Collings Guitars....
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