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2017 Collings City Limits Aged Lemon Burst Figured Top w/ ThroBak ER Custom MXV, Case & Tags


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Up for sale, a 2017 Collings City Limits Aged in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, paperwork and case candy. Collings guitars are handcrafted in Austin, TX, with premium components and hand-selected tonewoods. A unique factory aged example, this Collings features lacquer checking on the gloss Lemon Burst nitro lacquer finish, a premium curly flame maple top, seasoned Honduran mahogany body and neck, bound East Indian rosewood fretboard, and a pair of ThroBak ER-Custom MXV PAF-style humbuckers.

Collings crafts many of the finest USA-made boutique guitars available today, with an eye towards history and exacting standards for tone and modern playability. All woods are acclimated and hand-selected for density and acoustic response, and the guitar is extremely lively and resonant with ergonomic contouring at both sides of the waist, and a neck joint that's angled toward the cutaway, following the body lines.

This Collings is loaded with the original pair of ThroBak ER-Custom MXV PAF-style humbuckers; ThroBak spares no expense with the accuracy of their reproduction pickups, going so far as to wind these pickups on the same vintage model of Leesona 102 coil winder that was utilized for the original PAFs. Built around Alnico V magnets, the ER-Customs were designed as a nod to (and alongside) legendary Austin-based luthier and repairman Ed Reynolds. These Throbaks capture the best qualities of their iconic inspiration, delivering a particularly full-sounding PAF tonal profile that is punchy and mid-dominant with sweet, singing trebles. Weighing 8lbs 3oz, this Collings has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Honduran mahogany
-Shape: C shape, full shoulders, measuring .870” 1st fret, .975” 9th fret
-Fretboard: East Indian rosewood, dual parallelogram inlays
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 24 7/8”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Headstock: Ebony veneer, mother of pearl inlay
-Tuners: Collings-style Gotoh, grained ivoroid buttons
-Serialization: CL17-prefix stamped in control cavity

Body Specs:

-Wood: Honduran mahogany, premium flame maple top
-Pickups: ThroBak ER-Custom MXVs, CoA included
-Harness: DiMarzio 500K pots, Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone caps
-Hardware: Nickel-plated Kluson ABR-1 bridge and stopbar, gentle factory aging
-Plastics: Aged amber bonnet knobs, one-ply pickguard

The gloss Lemon Burst nitro lacquer finish is meticulously applied and hand-sanded between coats for an ideal thickness and natural acoustic response, and this finish has been gently aged by Collings, exhibiting extensive lacquer checking across the body. Beyond the factory aging, there’s barely a scratch on the body, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is immaculate, highlighting subtle flame figuring in the mahogany.

The original Ameritage hardshell is included, along with the factory documentation, the ThroBak CoA (dated 12/19/17), and case candy.