The success of the Collings OM1 JL combined with Julian Lage’s love of electric guitars meant a second Collings-Julian collaboration was inevitable. But following such a highly praised signature model with yet another meant leaving nothing on the table. From its organic beginnings, the process envisioned by both parties was something designed and built from the sound up.
The Collings 470 JL is the result of years-long conversations, engineering, testing, tweaking,
playing, and listening. And then doing it all over again until it was right. From first sketches through plugging in the final prototypes, every aspect of this model inside and out is the result of a unique approach, technique, and style - both from the builder’s and player’s point of view - culminating in a one-of-a-kind electric guitar experience.
In collaboration with our friend Julian Lage, we proudly present the Collings 470 JL.
Construction Fully hollow w/ trestle block Body Solid Honduran mahogany Top Maple laminate Neck Honduran mahogany Body Binding Non-grained ivoroid Fingerboard Binding Ebony Peghead Binding None Bridge Pinned ebony base w/ tune-o-matic saddle top (nylon saddles) Tailpiece Bigsby vibrato B3 Fingerboard Ebony w/ graduated pearl dots Fingerboard Radius 12" Pickups Ron Ellis Ellisonics (custom adjustable height) Pots/Caps DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow Knobs Black/Silver or Black/Gold Reflector Top Pickup Rings Black Phenolic Nut 1 11/16" Delrin Scale Length 24 7/8" Neck Joint Extra long mortise & tenon Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver Peghead Veneer Ebony w/ MOP Collings Script logo Peghead Profile 470 JL Haircut Tuners Relic nickel Waverly with vintage oval buttons (16:1 ratio) Wiring 470 Wiring (master volume, two tones) Guitar Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Pickguard Acrylic Tortoise (1-ply) or Parchment (3-Ply) Truss Rod Cover Black/Cream/Black Strings D'Addario NYXL1149 (.011" - .049") Case Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage Neck Profile Neck Profile Diagram *Actual measurements may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.
Dimensions Body Length 17 ⅜” Body Depth 1 13/16” Lower Bout Width 13 1/2” Total Length 38 3/4”