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Collings CL Deluxe Amber Burst Quilt

Collings CL Deluxe Amber Burst Quilt

Price: $--SOLD

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hard shell case included

Crafted with the finest seasoned maple and Honduran mahogany, the CL Deluxe is built for tone. Collings delivered on this one!  A beautiful amber burst finish, served up with a spectacular quilt maple top, finished off with an order of tortoise binding on the side--delicious! All those elements go together just perfectly.

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Crafted with the finest seasoned maple 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

I just have to start by saying that this Collings has the most elegant combination of CL Deluxe options I've seen.  When I ordered it, I wanted it to represent what a CR Guitars take on an LP-style guitar should be.

Collings delivered.  A beautiful amber burst finish, served up with a spectacular quilt maple top, finished off with an order of tortoise binding on the side--delicious! All those elements go together just perfectly.

When I spec an order with Collings, I always request to sort for the lightest weight wood I can get, and once again, Collings came through for me.  It's all of 8.15 lbs of woody, resonant goodness. That translates into an organic rumbly wall of sound when pushed through an amp--real woman tone stuff here.  Pull it back a bit, and you'll get a great R & B thing going. Or twist it up and go funky Robben Fordish.

The neck is sweet and comfy, and like all Collings, the fit and finish are impeccable.

This guitar has that something that inspires me to play. And it has that elusive quality that haunts you after you put it down. All you want to do is pick it up again and start playing. To me, that's the sign of a great guitar.

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 quilt maple
Bodysolid Honduran mahogany
Neckmahogany with Madagasscar rosewood fingerboard
Finishamberburst nitrocellulose
Pickupscustom Lollar humbucking
Bindingstortoise
Knobs and pickup ringscustom ivoroid
Inlaysparallelogram
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)
Weight8.15 lbs.
CaseCollings hard shell
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