Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

(USED) 1998 Collings Baby 2H, Sitka, EIR, Fishman Pickup – ON HOLD

(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-S Deluxe Stella, Sitka, Cherry, Varnish – SOLD

(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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(USED) Collings CW MRA Varnish, Adirondack, Madagascar Rosewood – SOLD

(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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ON HOLD – (USED) Collings D1A SB custom, Varnish Finish, flourish, Brazilian Parts – ON HOLD

(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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(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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SOLD – (USED) Collings 01SB, Sitka, Mahogany, Sunburst, LR Baggs Lyric – SOLD

(USED) This 01 came to us on trade, and it’s exactly the way we like to see a used Collings: just a few dings and pick marks to show that, yes, this guitar was well loved and well played.  Not to worry, the instrument has no structural issues whatsoever, no cracks, and only the smallest bit of fret wear. Spec-wise,

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

(USED) One of Collings’ most popular models in recent years, the CJ-35 takes the venerable Collings Jumbo and tweaks it in a more vintage-inspired direction. These are incredibly light and responsive guitars, and through some internal engineering (abbreviated tongue brace, ramped rather than scalloped bracing) and some structural decisions that favor a slightly mellower sound (Wenge fingerboard and bridge, short

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-S “Stella” Model, Sunburst – $1,980

(NEW) Another compelling addition to the Waterloo lineup, the Stella! Like everything in the line, this guitar is inspired by the no-frills instruments that were being manufactured for the catalog and department store markets during the Great Depression. The cosmetics can be spare, with nary a rosette or purfling line to be seen, but the dry and honest tone that

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SOLD – (NEW) Waterloo WL-S Deluxe “Stella” Model – SOLD

(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-K, Hand-Painted Southwest Scene – $2,790

(NEW) Another welcome surprise from Austin, TX… to coincide with Summer NAMM 2016, Bill Collings and the Waterloo team decided to create some special WL-K models with custom, hand-painted finishes. From the Waterloo press release: “During the Great Depression, the budget-minded Kel Kroydon brand offered a limited number of guitars, banjos and mandolins between 1929 and 1931, before they vanished

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(NEW) Collings D3, 42-Style Top Inlay, Adirondack, Wenge – $7,400

(NEW) As supplies of Brazilian rosewood continue to diminish (Collings hasn’t had it on the menu for several years now) we eagerly pursue new tropical hardwoods that have similar visual and tonal characteristics to the classic flat-topped guitars of yesteryear. One tonewood that we are building extensively with these days is Wenge, which evokes Brazilian’s complex sound, rich overtone content

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