Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

(NEW) Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail, Sitka, Maple – $2,250

(NEW) This is Collings’ latest addition to his inspired line of guitars based on the simple, depression era catalog instruments of the 20s and 30s. The Waterloo WL-14 is the flagship model, and is still by far the most popular instrument in the line. The “Scissortail,” named for a bird local to Texas, takes the same L-00 shape and makes

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-JK Jumbo King, Sitka, Mahogany, Sunburst – $2,070

(NEW) The biggest guitar in the Waterloo lineup is the new vintage-style Jumbo King!  From the playful minds and skillful hands of the Waterloo division of the Collings Guitar Co. in Austin, Texas. Those folks have another WINNER on their hands!!  An American made, handcrafted vintage-style guitar with exceedingly fine intonation and playability. With a light weight and dry tone that calls to mind the

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-K, Kel Kroydon Inspired, Spruce, Mahogany – $2,340

(NEW) Bill Collings and his Waterloo line of guitars have really caught the world’s attention. The WL-K, inspired by the depression-era Kel Kroydon guitars that Gibson was producing, is one of the most intriguing models in the lineup. It’s ultra-light weight, usually coming in around or under 3 lbs, and comes with a recommendation to use 11 gauge strings. Being

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, T-Bar Neck – $1,890

(NEW) The success of Waterloo was completely expected by us, and is wholly justified… these little boxes rock!  The flagship WL-14 continues to be a top-seller, and we’ve lost count of how many of these we’ve passed on to happy customers. This is a sunbust example with X-bracing (generally considered to be a little warmer and more complex sounding than

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(USED, MINT) Collings C10, Sitka, Walnut – $3,125

(USED, MINT) You know how we love the Collings C-10 model. It wears many hats and does everything well. So, when Collings told us he had “discovered” that Black walnut was an excellent tonewood for (smaller) guitars, we jumped on the bandwagon and ordered the basic C-10 model in Black walnut – because we care. Sure enough, the walnut adds

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(USED, MINT) Collings 002HA, Adirondack, Rosewood – $4,075

(USED, MINT) Here is another beautiful and sophisticated Collings 002H. The classic 12-fret 00 ornamented by herringbone purfling and topped by the Holy Grail of tonewoods, Ye Olde Adirondack spruce. Looking like something from a previous century, the guitar features the “olde” standard 1 and 13/16″ nut width, 2 and 5/16″ saddle spacing, pyramid bridge, slotted headstock, and open back

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(USED, MINT) Collings 02HG 12-String, German Spruce, Rosewood – $4,275

(USED, MINT)  The Collings 12-string guitar. That’s right. 12 strings. As you can imagine, it is the BEST playing 12-string we have ever laid fingers on. We knew something was special when the first of these guitars arrived (after 3 days in a UPS truck – after traveling 1470 miles from Austin to Pittsburgh) tuned to concert pitch and PERFECTLY

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-K, Kel Kroydon Inspired, Sitka, Mahogany – $2,340

(NEW) Bill Collings and his Waterloo line of guitars have really caught the world’s attention. The WL-K, inspired by the depression-era Kel Kroydon guitars that Gibson was producing, is one of the most intriguing models in the lineup. It’s ultra-light weight, usually coming in around or under 3 lbs, and comes with a recommendation to use 11 gauge strings. Being

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14 XTR, X-Braced, Truss Rod – $1,890

(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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SOLD – (USED) 1999 Collings OM3, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(USED) A well loved Orchestra Model that left the Collings shop in August of 1999, this wonderful guitar has been very well taken care of.  Hardly any fret wear and just a few superficial dings, this instrument is in exceptional condition for its age, and the best part is that it’s completely opened up and sounds GREAT! This instrument has

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SOLD – (USED) 2014 Collings D2H BrA VN, Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack, Vintage Now Neck – SOLD

(USED, EX+++) What a pleasure it is to be able to offer this fairly recent Collings dreadnought with to-die-for, perfectly quartered old-growth BRAZILIAN rosewood back and sides!  This is certainly one of the last Braz guitars to leave the Collings shop, and who knows how long they were saving this very special set of wood… if we were back in

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SOLD – (USED) Collings CJ-35, Sunburst, Sitka, Mahogany – SOLD

(USED, MINTY!) Here is a stellar example of the Collings CJ-35, a twist on their standard jumbo model that takes it in a more vintage-inspired direction.  The goal with this model was to make a slightly warmer, slightly mellower version of the standard CJ, one that might remind the player more of a classic wartime Gibson… but of course, Collings being

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(NEW) Waterloo Jumbo King Deluxe, Jet Black – SOLD

(NEW) Since the early prototypes, the flagship WL-14, to the WL-K and now with new models like the Scissortail, AMW has been your one-stop shop for all things Waterloo.  We LOVE these guitars.  Waterloo is the brainchild of one Bill Collings, and his affection for the sound, look and VIBE of depression-era instruments is obvious with every new model they

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(NEW) Waterloo “Scissortail” WL-14, Sitka, Maple, NAMM 2017 – SOLD

(NEW) This is Collings’ latest addition to his inspired line of guitars based on the simple, depression era catalog instruments of the 20s and 30s. The Waterloo WL-14 is the flagship model, and is still by far the most popular instrument in the line. The “Scissortail,” named for a bird local to Texas, takes the same L-00 shape and makes

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(USED) Collings DS1A Custom – $3,750

(USED) OK…you know how we worship Collings D1A guitars. “The one to have when you are having only one.” Well, every now and then we run into someone who wishes a D1A had a little less bite and a little more snuggle, a little less cut and a little more hug, a little less fight and a little more love.

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