Collings Debuts New Julian Lage Signature 470 JL Guitar

Collings 470 JL
(Image credit: Collings Guitars)

Collings and modern jazz guitar maestro Julian Lage have teamed up to create the 470 JL, the second guitar they've designed together, and the first electric.

The guitar features a solid Honduran mahogany body, a maple laminate top, a set Honduran mahogany neck with a C/V hybrid profile, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and a 24 7/8” scale length.

Sound-wise, the 470 JL features two high-wound Ron Ellis Ellisonic pickups, controlled by two tone knobs and a master volume knob. The guitar is also fixed with a Bigsby B3 vibrato tailpiece, relic nickel Waverly tuners with vintage oval buttons, and a pinned ebony with tune-o-matic saddle top bridge.

Additional visual touches on the 470 JL include non-grain ivoroid body binding, a new “haircut” peghead profile, and an acrylic tortoise or parchment pickguard.

The Collings 470 JL is available now, in Antiqued Blonde, Antiqued Sunburst, and Antiqued Black finishes. A price for the model has yet to be announced.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at and He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.