City Limits Jazz®Thin, light, and exquisite, the City Limits Jazz® commands attention. Built in limited numbers with a fully hollow Honduran mahogany body, carved European spruce top, and modern stylings, the CL Jazz is a lightweight and ultra-responsive jazz guitar that delivers detailed tone and rich harmonic complexity. Sleek body contours combined with multiple black/white purflings, elegant bound S-holes, and choice of either our signature Broken Glass or Parallegram inlays make the CL Jazz one of our most elaborately appointed instruments.
The CL Jazz is hand carved of all solid woods. A European spruce top is paired with a Honduran mahogany back and sides for exceptional presence and warm note articulation.
Sweet and warm, with great string definition and a clear top end,the Johnny Smith has a full acoustic quality, with the fatness and balance of a humbucker.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005” and .007” in final thickness, maximizing acoustic response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.
Handmade Ebony Hardware
We hand make each our ebony compensated bridges, tailpieces, and pickguards to perfectly match the instrument.
The CL Jazz features a fully bound body and neck with black and white top purfling. Dual Parallelogram inlays or our art deco inspired Broken Glass inlays can be designated for the fingerboard and peghead.
The CL Jazz can be finished in a variety of sunbursts that showcase the carved European spruce of the top, or our popular Merlot and Blacktop finishes are available for this top of the line model.
|Construction||Fully hollow parallel braced, thin line|
|Body Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Peghead Binding||Non-grained ivoroid|
|Fingerboard||Ebony w/ MOP Parallelograms|
|Pickups||Single Lollar Johnny Smith (neck)|
|Pots/Caps||Thumbwheel 500K pots/.047 ceramic capacitor|
|Knobs||Thumbwheels under pickguard|
|Scale Length||25 1/2"|
|Neck Joint||Extra long mortise & tenon|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo and Parallelograms|
|Peghead Profile||Deluxe Flared Haircut|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo|
|Guitar Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Pickguard||Ebony w/ non-grained ivoroid binding|
|Truss Rod Cover||Ebony|
|Strings||D'Addario NYXL1252W (.012" - .052", Wound 3rd)|
|Case||Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage|
Mitch Watkins - Collings City Limits Jazz
Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins plays a Collings City Limits Jazz. The audio used for this video comes from a mic'd '63 Fender Vibrolux amp blended with the signal from an Audio Technica 4033 condenser microphone placed in front of the guitar.
Mitch Watkins - Collings City Limits Jazz (Part 2)
Guitarist/producer Mitch Watkins plays Victor Young's "Stella by Starlight" on a Collings City Limits Jazz. The audio used for this video comes from a mic'd '63 Fender Vibrolux amp blended with the signal from an Audio Technica 4033 condenser microphone placed in front of the guitar.