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Collings Custom CL Deluxe, Aged Black/Cherry

Collings Custom CL Deluxe, Aged Black/Cherry

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hardshell case included

Every aspect of this City Limits Deluxe was thoughtfully done - never losing sight of how awesome the end result needed to play and sound. From the added binding and peghead flourish inlay to the top purfling, from the custom Peter Green voiced Throbaks pickups to the aged hardware Collings provided the custom options to push this example over the top. And to top it off, there is a flamed eastern maple top under that beautiful black finish. You'll surely appreciate the enhanced upper harmonic content  that a dense figured wood provides.

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CRAIG'S POV

I love a good story.

One of the reasons I've owned so many vintage guitars over the years is the story they have to tell. A story that's imbued in the wood in every ding, dent or wear mark. It's also why I love bespoke guitars. They have a story, too. They're part of the luthier's soul, his or her past, present and future, an extension of their history and craft.

Over a year ago I came across a picture of an early '60s Gibson Les Paul in a rare 2 tone color combo of black top and cherry body and neck. This is something Gibson did on some very custom high end builds. I immediately knew I needed to contact my friends at Collings and have them do this custom finish on a few guitars. While I was at it I wanted each guitar to be upgraded with several cool options, each one adding to the guitar's vibe and esthetic. Collings was happy to comply - from the added binding and peghead flourish inlay to the top purfling, from the custom Peter Green voiced Throbaks pickups to the aged hardware. And to top it off, I wanted a flamed eastern maple top under that beautiful black finish. I think you'll appreciate the enhanced upper harmonic content  that a dense figured wood provides.

Every aspect of this City Limits Deluxe was thoughtfully done - never losing sight of how awesome the end result needed to play and sound.

All the added goodness is here, all the care in the build are done to give the player an an inspired playing experience. This isn’t a cookie cutter guitar. It's a guitar with a story.

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 #CL191238
Topeastern flame maple
BodyHonduran mahogany
Neckmahogany
Fingerboardebony with aged binding
Pegheadebony veneer with flourish inlay
Pickguardblack (3-Ply b/w/b)
Nut width1 11/16"
Neck profileC w/reduced shoulders, .875" @ 1st fret, 1.0" @ 12th fret
Scale length24 7/8"
Fingerboard radius12"
Inlaysparallelogram
Finishaged custom black/cherry
Bindingaged ivroid
PickupsThroBak PG102 MXV-neck/bridge
Hardwareaged Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece
Electronics2 volume, 2 tone, and toggle
Knobs, pickup ringsblack reflector/ black rings
TunersGotoh with engraved Collings logo
Weight8.0 lbs
Casedeluxe Armeritage hardshell
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