The Collings City Limits Jazz is the preeminent thin-bodied archtop guitar available today. Exquisitely crafted by hand from mahogany and European Spruce, the CL Jazz is known for its woody, balanced sound and plugged-in warmth. Whether comped chords or single-note melodies, the CJ Jazz is capable of incredible dynamic sensitivity and projects with great clarity.
The CL Jazz is a fully hollow parallel braced thin line body guitar made from Honduran mahogany with a top made from solid spruce. The neck is also made from Honduran mahogany. Both the body, S-holes and fingerboard binding are made from Non-grained ivoroid while the bridge is adjustable and made from ebony as well as its tailpiece. The fingerboard is made from ebony w/ith broken glass inlays. Pickups are a single Lollar Johnny Smith (neck). Pots/Caps are Thumbwheel 500K pots/.047 ceramic capacitor. Nut is 1 11/16". Scale Length is 25 1/2" and fingerboard Radius is 12", Neck Joint is an extra long mortise & tenon and Frets are Medium 18% nickel-silver, Guitar finish is a high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer and pickguard is made from Ebony with non-grained ivoroid binding.
City Limits Jazz
by Bill Collings