CL

Overview

CLCrafted with the finest seasoned maple and Honduran mahogany, the CL is built for tone. Lightweight, resonant mahogany combined with a carefully hand-set mortise and tenon neck joint bring tonal complexity and sustain to the table in spades. Sleekly contoured for comfort and style, we've brought new life to an American classic.

Premium Tonewoods

Each Collings CL is constructed of solid Honduran mahogany and eastern flamed maple that is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected for density and acoustical response by master luthiers here at our shop.

Electronics

With an airy top end and a balanced midrange, Lollar Imperials employ unbalanced coils to create a tight bass response with the full bodied character and complex overtones of the best original PAF pickups.

Playability

A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.

Finish

By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 thousandths in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection.

Hardware

Collings electrics feature Gotoh SG301 tuners and Tonepros tune-o-matic bridges and stop tailpieces.

Appointments

With a fully bound body, mother of pearl dot inlays, and top hat knobs, appointments for a Collings CL are available in a variety of colors and materials to match your chosen finish.

Custom Finishes

Each CL can be finished in a variety of translucent, opaque, or metallic colors in addition to a variety of sunbursts.

Make It Your Own

With a wide variety of available custom inlays, tremolos, bridges, neck profiles, and tone wood options; a Collings electric can be configured to perfectly match your playing style and aesthetic preference.

ConstructionSolid body
Body Honduran mahogany
TopPremium flamed maple
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingGrained Ivoroid
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeTonePros ARV-II
TailpieceTonePros T1Z Locking
FingerboardRosewood w/ MOP long dots
PickupsLollar Std Wind Imperial Humbuckers
Pots/CapsCTS 500K/ Jupiter Vintage Yellow
KnobsAmber or black
Pickup RingsCream or black
Nut1 11/16"
Scale Length24 7/8"
Neck JointExtra long mortise & tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileHaircut
TunersChrome Gotoh w/ Collings logo
Wiring 50s style
Fingerboard Radius12"
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardNone
Truss Rod CoverEbony
StringsD'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049")
CaseDeluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurments may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length17"
Body Depth1 7/8"
Lower Bout Width13 1/2"
Total Length38 1/2"

Custom Options

  • Lollar Soapbar P90s
  • Lollar Mini-Humbuckers
  • Lollar Goldfoils
  • ThroBak Humbuckers
  • ThroBak P90s
  • No Fingerboard Inlay

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