Collings 470 JL, Sunburst

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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.


  • Model: 470 JL
  • Body: Solid Honduran mahogany
  • Top: Maple laminate
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body binding: Non-grained ivoroid
  • Fingerboard binding: Ebony
  • Neck profile: C Shape (.850 @1st .955@ 9th) 
  • Fingerboard:  Ebony w/ graduated pearl dots
  • Fingerboard radius: 12"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Frets: 22, medium 18% nickel-silver
  • Bridge: Pinned ebony base w/ tune-o-matic saddle top (nylon saddles)
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B3 Vibrato
  • Pickups: Ron Ellis Ellisonics (custom adjustable height)
  • Pots/caps: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow / Orange Drop Treble Bleed
  • Wiring: Custom
  • Knobs: Black/Silver or Black/Gold Reflector Top
  • Peghead veneer: Ebony w/ MOP script Collings logo
  • Peghead profile: 470 Haircut
  • Tuners: Relic Nickel Waverly with Vintage Oval Buttons (16:1 Ratio) 
  • Finish: Antique Black / Antique Sunburst / Antique Blonde, High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Pickguard:Acrylic Tortoise (1-ply) or Parchment (3-Ply)
  • Truss rod cover: Black/Cream/Black
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell case by Ameritage

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Collings Electric Guitars

Bill Collings came from a family of engineers, who inspired his meticulous attention to detail and boundless curiosity. 

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