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Collings City Limits Custom Standard Preowned

Collings City Limits Custom Standard Preowned

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preowned, 2013

This guitar is in the same condition as originally sold - a remarkable feeling solid body electric that could stand toe to toe with pretty much any LP style guitar out in the market place. And it's got an incredibly accurate vintage vibe. Collings really hit it out of the park with  this incredible custom model for CR Guitars. It's certainly worthy of your consideration.

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CRAIG'S POV

NOTE: Below is the original write up for this preowned near mint 2013 Collings CL Custom Standard. Other than a few very light finish scratches, this guitar is in the same condition as originally sold…… Craig

As I’ve mentioned before, I think the design and construction of the Collings City Limits sets the bar as to what a modern LP style can be, from tone to playability to feel to finish. For this particular build, I wanted to take those sterling qualities and steer them in a slightly different direction. So I asked my friends at the shop to build a guitar that would harken back to the tone and vibe of the late '50s.

I wanted a vintage correct eastern maple top with a light chevron flame and cool mineral streaking. Very appropriate to that time period.

I added creme ABS binding to the body as well as the fingerboard. I also specified no binding on the headstock.

We upgraded the already excellent Lollars to more vintage inspired - and sounding- Throbak pickups. Then we added aged covers and amber control knobs. And finally, this killer guitar was finished in a lovely brockburst color set off by a custom creme pickguard.

I really tried to think of everything to get this custom CR Guitars Collings just right. I even had the luthiers at Collings carve the neck with a more vintage profile. Still that wonderful perfectly tapered full C, but with a little less chunk on the shoulders. The result is a remarkable feeling solid body electric that could stand toe to toe with pretty much any LP style guitar out in the market place. And it's got an incredibly accurate vintage vibe. I think Collings really hit it out of the park with  this incredible custom model for CR Guitars. It's certainly worthy of your consideration.

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 #CL13742
Bodysolid premium Honduran mahogany, carved
Topflame eastern maple "late '50s vibe"
Neckmahogany with custom ABS binding
Fretboardrosewood
Inlaydots
Bindingcream ABS
Pickupscustom ThroBak SLE101 Plus MV
Pickguardcustom cream
Pickup coversaged nickel
Electronics'50s style wiring
Controlsvol, vol, tone, tone
Tunersclosed back nickel tuners with vintage-style buttons
BridgeTone Pros
Scale length24 7/8"
Nut1 11/16"
Radius12"
Finishbrockburst nitrocellulose
Weight8.1 lbs
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