Collings City Limits Jazz Amber Burst



The Collings CL Jazz is one of the modern era's most sought-after jazz guitars -- and for good reason. The CL Jazz's fully carved, thin-body construction yields an array of tonal possibilities as dazzling as its sublime good looks. Whether comped, strummed, fingerpicked or played with a heavy jazz pick, the CL Jazz is sure to delight even the most discerning jazz players with its inimitable combination or warmth and clarity. These guitars are made in very limited numbers, and this one was almost two years in build -- we're lucky to have it in the shop! Priced with hard case by Ameritage.

Video sample reflects a previously sold CL Jazz, played by Collings artist Jim Kelly.


  • Fully carved european spruce top
  • Fully hollow mahogany body
  • Aged white ABS top/back/neck/peghead/pickguard binding
  • Black/white purflings
  • Aged white bound S-Holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Flamed Mahogany neck
  • Deluxe flared "Haircut" bound headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony fingerboard & peghead overlay 
  • Archtop mortise and tenon neck joint
  • 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 16th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl "Broken Glass" inlay motif
  • Fully adustable truss rod
  • Volume/tone thumbwheels mounted to floating ebony pickguard
  • Lollar floating "Johnny Smith" mini humbucker
  • Modern wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Xicon caps
  • Custom floating ebony bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh tuners with black buttons and 1:18 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario (.012"-.053" wound G-string)
  • Serial No. CLJ18169

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