Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

(NEW) Waterloo WL-14 X TR “Boot Burst” with Sitka, Mahogany, Full-Body Sunburst – $2,250

(NEW) For over two years now, AMW has been Waterloo central, with a vast and comprehensive stock from one of the coolest new guitar lines in years.  We pride ourselves in always having the latest and greatest, and the latest from Waterloo is this new “Boot Burst” interpretation of their flagship, best selling model the WL-14. The color was inspired

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(NEW) Collings OM2H-T Traditional Orchestra Model, Sitka Spruce, Indian Rosewood – $4,770

(NEW) Over the last few years, Bill Collings and his team found their interest in older instruments rekindled, and the team set about creating a lineup of guitars with certain structural and spec changes that would help to evoke a more vintage-inspired twist on the (now classic in its own right) Collings sound.  The Traditional series guitars are the result of a

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(USED) Collings OM1A Varnish, Adirondack Top, Mahogany Back and Sides – $4,495

(USED) The Orchestra Model is an inarguably great fingerstyle guitar, as most players know.. but Collings takes it to another level with their OM1A.  Mahogany back and sides deliver a strong fundamental, and Adirondack spruce, long considered the holy grail of tone woods, has unlimited headroom and a tonal complexity that isn’t found in other spruces.  When you add Collings’

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X TR, X-Braced, Truss Rod, Baked Sitka Top – $1,980

(NEW) Leave it to Collings, they never rest on their laurels!  Wondering if a great thing could be made even better, Bill and the team decided that it was time to experiment with torrefied Sitka spruce on their flagship WL-14 model, and this is one of a limited run of “baked” Waterloos.  Thermally cured or torrefied tops have swept the acoustic

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-S Deluxe, Stella Model, Sitka Top, Varnish Finish – $2,655

(NEW) The rarest and most prized guitar in the Waterloo lineup is the WL-S Deluxe.  These are built in small batches a few times a year, they don’t come around very often and they don’t last long when they do!  When you play one, it’s not hard to see why! Based on a historic Stella model, the WL-S Deluxe is

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(NEW) Collings D2HA-T Traditional Dreadnought, Adirondack Top, Madagascar Rosewood – $6,795

(NEW) It is an honor and a privilege to present to you what we feel might be the perfect dreadnought.  This new D2HA-T from Collings has it all… a gorgeous, wide-grained Adirondack spruce with hints of bear claw atop quarter sawn Madagascar rosewood back and sides… Collings’ new Traditional construction and appointments, which include fish-glue construction, the new Traditional neck

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(NEW) Collings D1A-T, Traditional Model, Adirondack, Mahogany, Sunburst – SOLD

(NEW) For your consideration, a superb Mahogany dreadnought from the team at Collings.  By going with a thinner nitrocellulose lacquer finish, animal glue construction and a slightly re-tuned bracing system, these new Traditional guitars add a level of warmth and punch to the Collings build, taking the tone in a more vintage-inspired direction.  On this guitar we went with a

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(NEW) Collings Baby 2 – Custom Cocobolo – SOLD

So…let us turn our thoughts to some of the great questions of the Ages…. Can a guitar sound “big” and “small” at the same time? Can a guitar be “warm” AND “bright” at the same time? Can a guitar model referred to as a “Baby” serve as someone’s primary instrument? Can one find happiness with JUST ONE guitar? We think the answer to all of life’s questions,

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(NEW) Collings OM1 Traditional, OM1-T, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) If the sound of a standard Collings is a bit “bright” or “modern” for your ears, take a look at the new Traditional line.  These instruments have a number of spec adjustments and construction nuances that give them a warmer, more vintage-inspired tone, right out of the box.  The midrange is dialed back ever-so-slightly, and there is an emphasis on

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(USED) Collings D2G, German Spruce Top, Rosewood, Vintage Now Neck – $3,250

(USED) Some of our very favorite Indian rosewood dreadnoughts have German spruce tops, and Collings understands this tonewood combination very well indeed.  The German spruce, being typically stiffer than Sitka, brings a focus to the overtones inherent in the rosewood, so the resulting guitar is loud and warm, but also very articulate with just a dash of complexity.  The top

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(NEW) Waterloo Jumbo King Deluxe, Sitka, Mahogany, Full Body Burst – $2,610

(NEW) How about a little luxury with your ‘Loo? The WL-JK Deluxe is the fancied-up version of the Waterloo Jumbo King, the only large guitar in the lineup. The Jumbo King is based on Regal’s historic Recording King model, and shares that model’s 5″ body depth, 15 3/4″ lower bout width, and unmistakable big, dry sound. This instrument has a

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(NEW) Collings D2HT Traditional Dreadnought, Sitka, Indian Rosewood – $4,770

(NEW) A project several years in the making, the Collings Traditional series takes the expertly built Collings dreadnought and tweaks a few features for a more vintage-inspired voice. We can immediately hear the warmer voice in the T models, and these guitars are able to retain the signature Collings clarity, balance and power while slightly dialing back the midrange. The

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(USED) Waterloo WL-14L, Ladder Braced, T-Bar – SOLD

(USED) Here we go again! Meet your new songwriting partner, who just so happens to be a perfect blues machine: it’s the guitar that is taking the world by storm, the Waterloo WL-14! We’ve had tremendous success with these, selling more than any other US dealer. The reason is that we absolutely believe the hype! Every Waterloo guitar has a

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-12 Mh, All-Mahogany 00 Size – SOLD

(NEW) Now with well over 2000 instruments under their belt, Waterloo continues to churn out incredible, light-weight guitars inspired by the depression-era catalog instruments of the ’20s and ’30s.  We have yet to hear a Waterloo that we didn’t love!  Their raw, funky sound can be just the ticket, especially when you have ears as spoiled as ours by the

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(USED) Collings C10 Deluxe, Black Top, Doghair Back and Sides – $4,295

(USED) This C10 Deluxe was designed to turn heads.  Sporting a black top, Collings’ world-famous “Doghair” finish on the back and sides, and bold perloid peghead and pick guard, it’s impossible not to notice this guitar.  Made to be played, studio or stage, let no man say that this C10 does not ROCK. Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides,

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