"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

Always great to have a gently used City Limits in the shop! 

This CL can cover so much ground sonically, it really just depends on your style and what you're asking of it. Both Collings and Throbak have really expanded what you can expect from a humbucker, mahogany/maple bodied, short-scale guitar. No muddy neck humbucker tones to be found, killer vintage bite on the bridge pickup, and more articulation & clarity are what you can expect from this CL. These guitars have definitely carved out their own feel and voice, but it's clear where its inspiration comes from. A great combo to be sure.

Condition: Like new (keeping in mind it's a relic'd guitar - there's no additional wear other than what the guitar shipped with from Collings). The setup feels spot on and plays great. 

We absolutely love this City Limits and think anyone who leans towards vintage looks but likes what modern guitars have to offer will too. Priced with hardshell case. 

On consignment. 


  • Premium figured maple top over mahogany body and neck
  • Ivoroid top and neck binding
  • Aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 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 
  • Mother of pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Cream pickup rings and pickguard
  • Amber top hat knobs
  • Throbak ER-MXV pickups
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EXL-115 (.011"-.049")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
  • Serial No. CL171123
  • 8lbs 8oz

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