Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

(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 – SOLD

(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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(NEW) Waterloo WL-JK Deluxe, Jumbo King, 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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SOLD – (USED) Collings 002HA, Adirondack Top – SOLD

(USED) Here is the beautiful and sophisticated Collings 002H, in minty condition. A classic ivoroid bound 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

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, X-Braced, Truss Rod, Black – $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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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, X-Braced, T-Bar Neck, Sunburst – $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 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 drank the Collings Kool-Aid early on and absolutely inhaled the hype!

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14L, Ladder Braced, T-Bar Neck, Sunburst – SOLD

(NEW) Once again we open our hearts and our minds to one of life’s simple pleasures: the snappy sound of a ladder-braced guitar. If you know us then you know that we LOVE our Waterloo guitars, and the WL-14 started it all. We’ve sold dozens upon dozens of these now, and we never tire of their dry, vintage-inspired tone and

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(NEW) Collings CJ, Built By Bruce, Adirondack, Figured Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) Every so often we get a call from our friends at Collings, informing us that Bruce Van Wart, master luthier and Collings’ “wood man” since the very beginning, has built a guitar using some specially selected materials. These instruments are always crazy-good, taking Collings’ already impossibly high cosmetic and tonal standards and, yes, going even further.  Would we be

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(NEW) Collings D2, Rope Purfling, Sitka, Indian Rosewood – $3,935

(NEW) A small twist on a stone classic! The only changes we made to the tried and true Collings dreadnought formula were to substitute rope purfling for the usual herringbone (classy move, no?) and we changed the nut width to the increasingly popular 1 3/4″. If you have played a Collings dread before, then you already know… but for the

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(NEW) Collings C10-35, Sitka Top, Mahogany B/S, Natural – $4,185

(NEW) Bill Collings has done it again. It is now about 2 years since the introduction of the CJ-35, a limited-option model intended to optimize it for a more classic, historically faithful tone… something akin to a perfectly intonating, unusually articulate Gibby J35. That same philosophy has been applied to Collings’ newest acoustic offering, the C10-35. The body size is

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(NEW) Collings OM2HMRA-T Traditional Series OM, MadRose with Torrefied Red Spruce – SOLD

So… What’s new under the Sun? Oh just this: Collings has decided to offer a new lighter and warmer “traditional” version of his dreadnought and orchestra model guitars. Here’s what Ol’ Bill has to say about them: “In the early and mid-70s, I was thinking about how to make guitars that would hold up better than most of the ones

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(NEW) Waterloo Jumbo King, WL-JK, 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) Collings OM1 MC Deep Body, Baked Sitka Top, Mountain Cedar Back/Sides – SOLD

(NEW) We’re very excited to show off this NBD (Never Been Done) Collings OM!  This instrument has a torrefied or “baked” Sitka spruce top, and the torrefaction process helps to give the instrument more of a vintage flavor, a more played-in sound right out of the box.   Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a richer sounding brand new OM1, with the Deep Body

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