Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

(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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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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(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) 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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