Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

(NEW) Collings OM1, Sitka, Mahogany, 1 3/4″ Nut – $3,710

(NEW) Let’s get back to the basics.  An impeccably crafted, hand-made Orchestra Model with a perfect tight-grained Sitka top and genuine Honduran mahogany back and sides.  Is there anything else you need? One of the most popular shapes in the lineup, the OM is always the number 1 or number 2 seller for Collings, and it’s easy to see why.

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(NEW) Collings OM2HG Wenge, German Spruce – $4,975

(NEW) It’s hard to beat an Orchestra Model for all-around versatility, comfort and fullness of sound.  For 90 years or so players the world over have made this shape one of the most recognized and most popular, and some years it even outsells the mighty dreadnought.  It might be easy to think that there is nothing left to be done

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(USED) 1998 Collings Baby 2H, Sitka, EIR, Fishman Pickup – $2,650

(USED) Not a day goes by that we don’t get a request for a used, well-played Collings that might have some bumps and bruises, but is all broken in and ready for the stage/studio.  Here is just such a guitar, a 1998 Baby 2H that has been around, getting ready to celebrate its 20th birthday! You’ve heard us say that

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King, Indian Rosewood – $2,115

(NEW) The fun never stops with Collings’ new line of Waterloo guitars! We were as surprised as anyone to find out recently that for the first time East Indian rosewood would be an available option on the Jumbo King models, and of course we ordered a bunch. The WL-JK is the biggest guitar in the Waterloo lineup, based on the

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, X-Braced, Truss Rod – ON HOLD

(NEW) 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 our 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 drank the Collings Kool-Aid early on and absolutely inhaled the hype! Every

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-S Deluxe Stella, Sitka, Cherry, Varnish – ON HOLD

(NEW) The Waterloo line has been hugely popular, and it’s no surprise. The look and sound of charming depression-era guitars meets the craftsmanship of Bill Collings and his team, what could be better? The WL-S Deluxe is the most ambitious Waterloo yet, packed with great vintage details and an impressive sound. The cosmetic differences vs the standard WL-S are pretty

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-12, Sitka, Maple, Sunburst – $1,980

(NEW) It would be hard for us to overestimate how much fun we are having with Collings’ new line of Waterloo guitars. They’re fun, they’re funky, lightweight and responsive as heck. The perfect antidote to (and delivery system for) the blues! Included in the new lineup introduced at NAMM earlier this year were a couple of jumbos and a couple

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King, Jet Black – $2,070

(NEW) The biggest, burliest guitar in the Waterloo lineup is now available in Jet Black! We love the Jumbo King’s huge, raw mahogany sound. It is unique as the only large guitar in the Waterloo lineup, and while it retains some of the funky vintage character of the smaller boxes, its size gives it a more authoritative voice with more

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(NEW) Collings OM1 Custom, Short Scale, Vintage Now, Baked Sitka – $4,075

(NEW) Like all premium builders, Collings has embraced torrefaction as a means of bringing a vintage character out of a new guitar, right out of the box. This process, wherein the top is “baked” in an oxygen-free environment to reduce the moisture and volatile elements in the wood structure, always seems to create a guitar with a slightly warmer sound,

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SOLD – (NEW) Waterloo WL-JK, Jumbo King, Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(NEW) The fun never stops with Collings’ new line of Waterloo guitars! We were as surprised as anyone to find out recently that for the first time East Indian rosewood would be an available option on the Jumbo King models, and of course we ordered a bunch. The WL-JK is the biggest guitar in the Waterloo lineup, based on the

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(NEW) Collings OM1 Cutaway Custom, Torrefied Sitka – SOLD

(NEW) Here is a great custom order that we’ve just received, and were able to snap a few photos before sending it off to its new home.  This OM1 has a baked Sitka top, giving it a nicely played-in sound and a very fetching golden color.  It was also customized with Adirondack braces, an abalone logo and no fretboard inlay.

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(USED) Collings CW MRA Varnish, Adirondack, Madagascar Rosewood – $6,250

(USED) With the popularity of the great Tony Rice and all of the guitarists that he has inspired, we’re seeing a real surge of interest in large soundhole dreadnoughts. We hear the larger soundhole as tempering the low end, adding a focus to the overtone content of a rosewood guitar. Collings isn’t new to the large soundhole game, and his

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(USED) Collings D1A SB, Varnish Finish, Brazilian Parts – $4,650

(USED) It’s no secret that Collings’ mahogany dreadnoughts are some of the fiercest flatpickers around. The crew in Austin has a knack for getting serious volume and clarity out of their dreads, and this particular guitar has those in spades. This sunburst 2010 model is in excellent condition, with no structural issues. There is one noticeable ding on the treble

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(USED) Collings D1A Doghair, Black-Top – SOLD

(USED) A more rockin’ guitar we could not ask for… this D1A is just a feast for the eyes and ears.  Incredibly loud and authoritative, this guitar refuses to go unnoticed. Coming to us in EX+ condition, with no dings, scratches or fretwear, a lovely Adirondack-topped mahogany dreadnought from the master of mahogany dreadnoughts, Bill Collings. The distinctive “Doghair” finish

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(NEW) Collings OM1Mh, All-Mahogany Orchestra Model – $4,160

(NEW) A very popular twist on the beloved Orchestra Model!  Oftentimes when we order an “all hog” Collings OM, we have them build it at short (24.9″) scale.  We find that this adds even more warmth to the woody mahogany voice.  This guitar is a perfect example of the model, and uses only the best quartersawn Honduras mahogany throughout. 1

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