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....
Capital Guitars accepts payment via PayPal, credit cars via PayPal, wire transfer, or via bank check. Guitars ship only after payment clears. See something you wish to purchase? To pay via Paypal, just click the 'Buy Now' button, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the guitar you wish to purchase, where you live (for calculating the shipping cost and NYS sales tax if applicable) and confirm the email address you use for Paypal. We will send you a Paypal invoice referencing the specific guitar being purchased. Just follow the prompts in the Paypal email to pay for your guitar. Once we receive your cleared payment we will contact you with tracking information and a paid invoice. That is all there is to it! Shipments to locations within the State of New York are subject to imposition of applicable New York Sales taxes. Trade proposals involving quality gear are welcomed! Email me a pic or two of your proposed trade and a brief description of its condition and we will let you know what we can allow you in trade. We also do LAYAWAYS! All layaways require a non-refundable up-front payment equal to 20% of the purchase price. Your deposit holds the guitar for you, with 60 days to pay the balance. Contact us via email for more details.
Shipping to Continental US addresses is via FedEx Ground, with flat rate shipping of $60 to Eastern time zones, $70 Central and $80 Mountain/Pacific. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is $100. A phone number at the shipping destination is required. Other shipping services, including express services and international shipping are available at our discretion, just contact us for a quote.
Refunds of the original purchase price less shipping and a 10% restocking fee may be requested within 48 hours of delivery. Exchanges within one (1) week of the original date of purchase may be made for an item of equal or greater value at the discretion of Capital Guitars. Where permitted herein, items must be promptly returned at the buyer's expense, in the same condition as received with all accessories and paperwork included. Sale items, purchases that are made via layaway, those involving trades and/or international shipping are considered final except upon an error by and at the discretion of Capital Guitars. All deposits are non-returnable. Our apologies, but we are a very small operation and returns are extremely time consuming and costly.