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Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

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

(USED) Just in on trade, a guitar that we sold “new” just a month or so ago! 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

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(NEW) Collings D1 Traditional Dreadnought, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – $4,635

(NEW) We’ll remember 2017 for many reasons, but as far as sales and enthusiasm for particular instruments, we’ll probably remember it most as the Year of the Traditionals. If you’ve been watching the site, you know that we’re going big with these, and that we can’t say enough good about them. They really appear to be an evolutionary step for

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(NEW) Collings D2HA Traditional, Baked Adirondack Top, Indian Rosewood, Sunburst – $6,300

(NEW) These Collings Traditional dreadnoughts are wonderful instruments. By making a few key specification changes, bigger neck, thinner finish, fish glue construction, etc, Collings has managed to create a new line of instruments that keeps their crisp, powerful trademark sound will adding a warmer low end, a little more volume and a little more punch. The Traditionals have a slightly

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings Parlor 2H T, Traditional Model, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(NEW) The newest entry in the Traditional line from Collings Guitars is also their smallest 12-fretter ever, a lovely little parlor guitar that looks elegant and plays like butter.  With a scale length of just 24 7/16″, the 12-fret neck to body joint and its small dimensions, this guitar is feather-light and extremely comfortable to play.  The nut is 1

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(NEW) Collings 01 SB, Baked Sitka Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Shade Burst – $4,342

(NEW) We need some of those “DANGER :COMBUSTABLE” or “WARNING :EXPLOSIVE” stickers around here for when these little packages of dynamite show up from Collings!  This 01 is an absolute dream instrument for the small guitar lover, and we’re not fooling when we say that it easily has more volume and presence than most Orchestra Models.  It’s easy to see

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings OM1A Traditional, Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) As you are probably becoming aware, we are in love with the new Traditional models from Collings!  These guitars combine the perfect construction, fit and finish of the standard line and add a few subtle tweaks to create a slightly warmer, more vintage-inspired voice.  Volume-wise, bass-wise, the T-series guitars seem to be a cut above.  Like I said, we

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-K, Kel Kroydon Inspired, Feather Light 12-Fretter – $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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SOLD – (NEW) Collings OM1A JL, Julian Lage Signature Model, Adirondack, Mahogany, 1 11/16″ Nut – SOLD

(NEW) Here it is, folks, our first Julian Lage signature model OM1A.  As you may know, Collings almost never develops signature models, with this being only the second ever (after the late Pete Huttlinger).  But in the last few years, Collings found himself very inspired by both the perspectives and the playing of the one and only Julian Lage, and

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(NEW) Collings D2HT Traditional Model, Baked Sitka Top, Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(NEW) The Traditional line from Collings combine their state-of-the-art building techniques with some well-chosen specs and materials aimed at producing a guitar with a more vintage-inspired sound.  Bill Collings and his team collaborated with many pro players and studied some of the finest vintage examples that they could get their hands on… and while the voicing of the T Series

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-12 Mh, All Mahogany 12-Fret L-00 Size – $2,070

(NEW) Our first two WL-12 all-mahogany guitars sold before they arrived, so we’re happy to be able to offer this one up to the general guitar-loving public! 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

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(USED) Collings CJ-35, Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, K&K Installed – $2,950

(USED) A few years back, Collings reimagined their Jumbo model, laying out a selection of spec and materials choices that would culminate in a more vintage-inspired voicing. The CJ-35 takes the woody, throaty sound of Collings’ slope shouldered dread, thickens it up a smidge, warms it up a pinch, and the resulting guitar does everything exceptionally well. Sitka spruce top

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(USED) 2007 Collings SJ, Small Jumbo, Sitka, Maple – SOLD

(USED) Is there a such thing as a “perfect” guitar? How would we define it? We would probably want a guitar with a rich, authoritative bass that never got muddy… crystal clear trebles with an undeniable musical chime… volume to rise to the top of any situation… a comfortable, narrow waist for comfort during extended sessions… and while we’re at

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

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

(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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SOLD – (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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