"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings

This beautiful Tiger Eye finished City Limits Deluxe from Collings Guitars is the second instrument in run of satin-finished instrument we've recently commissioned. Custom features include beautifully figured flamed maple top, Throbak ER-MXV humbucking pickups, and, as mentioned, a satin finish in place of the standard high gloss. You're probably wondering how it stacks up as instrument, right? Let's jump in...

To say this is a Les Paul style guitar really doesn't begin to sum it up. Sure, it's that recipe - mahogany body, maple top, humbuckers, short-scale - but this is such an elegant and refined version of an LP-style guitar, it's almost in another league altogether. Think archtop level detail work crossed with an LP and you'll be in the ballpark of this guitar's vibe in person. Tonally, the Throbak pickups are the closest stand-in you'll find to the real thing (i.e. a '59 PAF pickup). With an incredibly dynamic response and a hot, open midrange, you'll find no end to the classic-LP-meets-modern-articulation joy experienced by driving these through a cranked amp.

Players looking for the ultimate, spare-no-expense LP-style guitar would be wise to check this City Limits out - you won't be disappointed! Priced with Ameritage hardshell case.


  • Premium flamed maple top over mahogany body and neck
  • Tiger Eye satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Bound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Parallelogram fingerboard inlays
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 16th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Dual Throbak ER-MXV humbuckers
  • Dimarzio 500K Pots / Jupiter Vintage Yellow caps
  • Kluson ABR-1 Bridge and Tailpiece 
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners 
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Serial No. CL201340
  • 8lbs 3oz

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