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Collings City Limits Custom, Oxblood

Collings City Limits Custom, Oxblood

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Our new CL addition, in a custom Oxblood finish, was inspired by the guitar Jeff Beck used on his legendary album "Blow by Blow". We wanted to capture as much of that guitar's mojo as possible, just like what we did with our Collings "Clapton Inspired" I35LC. Once again Collings nailed it! The tone is thick and creamy; it's everything you’d expect from a superb CL that is enhanced with a set of ER-Custom MXV humbucker and vintage capacitors.

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CRAIG'S POV

For the last several years I've been offering several Collings electric models with customized options like fingerboard binding, eastern maple tops, aged hardware, pickguards and ThroBak pickups in order to achieve a more vintage vibe. Well, it seems that my friends at Collings have been listening. They've formalized those options and then some, and have introduced a new finish format which they call "New Aged." All I can say is that I'm deeply impressed! The finishes are perfectly in line with my taste: sort of a "closet classic" relic, not overly distressed, just the right recipe here to warm up the look and feel for that vintage-like panache. To top it off, they even wired their electronic harness with vintage capacitors to further enhance the tone.

Our new CL addition, in a custom Oxblood finish, was inspired by the guitar Jeff Beck used on his legendary album "Blow by Blow". I wanted to capture as much of that guitar's mojo as possible, just like what I did with our Collings "Clapton Inspired" I35LC. All I can say is that once again Collings nailed it! The tone is thick and creamy; it's everything you’d expect from a superb CL that is enhanced with a set of ER-Custom MXV humbucker and vintage capacitors. The neck shape is righteous and the playability is second to none. The aged Oxblood nitro finish adds a warmed up vibe while a single-ply cream pickguard, parallelogram fingerboard inlays and Collings wraparound bridge further enhance the esthetic. This is true solid body guitar excellence; light weight with a wonderfully rich resonance. You'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding and playing LP style guitar than this particular CL.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

Serial #CL171071
Topmaple
BodyHonduran mahogany
Coloroxblood (like Jeff Beck!)
Finish and hardwareaged
Electronics'50s wiring and '50s caps
Pickguardcream
BridgeCollings wraparound
PickupsThroBak ER-Custom MXV neck and bridge Black Bobbin
Casehardshell
Knobsgold speed with pointers
Truss rod coverblack 3 ply
Weight7.7 lbs
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