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Collings City Limits TV Yellow

Collings City Limits TV Yellow

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custom hard shell case included

Crafted with the finest seasoned woods, the CL Deluxe is built for tone. Lightweight, resonant mahogany, with a carefully hand-set mortise and tenon joint, bring tonal complexity to the table in spades. It's a Collings through and through, with all the goodness that comes with the name.

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Crafted with the finest seasoned koa and Honduran mahogany, the CL Deluxe is built for tone. Lightweight, resonant mahogany, with a carefully hand-set mortise and tenon joint, bring tonal complexity to the table in spades.

CRAIG'S POV

There are times when I pick up a guitar and feel that it's so special that it seems to channel the builder throughout its whole being. This CL Deluxe is exactly that kind of guitar. It's insanely gorgeous, with a warm vintage vibe. It's impeccably crafted down to the tiniest detail. It's a Collings through and through, with all the goodness that comes with the name. I honestly don't think anyone, at any price, could beat the refinement and finish of this guitar.

Collings nailed the color - which goes perfectly with the ivroid pickup rings, tuning pegs, and finely-crafted volume and tone knobs. Collings' own optional wraparound tailpiece is precisely machined and adds to the spirit of the instrument. From my point of view, wraparounds translate tone incredibly well. And they're honest. There's "you" in every note. What you put in comes out.

Through my blackface Princeton, I hear a richness in the midrange that comes from its carved mahogany top. There's less edgy brightness that you'd find with a maple top. It has deep, solid, organic sustain, that emanates from inside this guitar's very core.  If I could find one word to capture what this guitar's all about, it's this:

This guitar's got SOUL.

Flip the back pickup on, push the amp hard, and it will sear your flesh. Back everything down and you'll get the sweetest, juiciest gravy dripping from her, too. This is one seriously killer guitar in every shape, form, and sound.

At only 8.15 lbs, it deserves some serious consideration if you're looking for something truly special.

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.

Topcarved premium Honduran mahogany
Bodysolid Honduran mahogany
Neckmahogany with Madagascar rosewood fingerboard
FinishTV yellow nitrocellulose
Pickupscustom Lollar humbucking
Bindingsgrained ivoroid
Knobs and pickup ringscustom ivoroid
Inlaysparallelogram
BridgeCollings custom wraparound tailpiece
Purflingadditional black/white
Scale length24 7/8"
Nut width1 11/16"
Body length17"
Body depth2"
Lower body width13 1/2"
Fretsmedium jumbo
Neck shapeC shape (.860 1st Fret to .960 9th fret)
Weight8.4 lbs.
CaseCollings hard shell
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