Category Archive: Collings Acoustics

(NEW) Collings D1-T (“Traditional”) Baked Sitka Top, Prototype, with Collings Case – $4,725

Are you ready for the Collings Traditionals? (NEW) The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings is certainly not the only company to build them, they bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar. Although its bass response makes the dreadnought ideal

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(NEW) Collings OM2HMRA-T – New “Traditional” Model from Collings (Prototype) with Collings Case – 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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SOLD – (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) Collings CJ-35 Black Top, Sitka, Mahogany… First of its Kind – $4,860

(NEW) Here’s something we thought would be super-cool… a CJ-35 with a black top!  We were inspired by a guitar that drifted through our shop last year, an old Gibby slope D that was once owned by Karen Dalton… and we decided to have Collings emulate that aesthetic on their more traditionally voiced jumbo. The CJ-35 has become one of

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(NEW) Collings CWMhASB Varnish – $7,355

(NEW) Collings’ signature 14-fret mahogany dread with Adirondack top, Adirondack braces, style one sunburst, 1 and 23/32″ nut width, no tongue brace, enlarged soundhole, Waverly tuners, CW dalmatian pick guard, 1 and 1/4″ saddle spacing, and cut thru saddle. Oh yes, and VARNISH of course. We’ve always loved the Collings CW models and could think of no way to improve them,

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(NEW) Collings CJMhA, Short Scale, Sunburst, VARNISH! – $8,010

(NEW) Another beautiful “custom” order for store stock, the iconic Collings CJ deluxe,this one in mahogany and Adirondack spruce with dark tobacco sunburst, nickel Waverly tuners, firestripe pickguard, flourish inlay, and tortoise binding. There’s not a lot that can be said that has not been said already. This model speaks for itself, and some consider it the most full sounding

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(NEW) Collings D3G Sunburst, German Spruce, Rosewood – $5,512

(NEW) Beautiful! And what do we have here? Collings’ top of the line D3 dreadnought, this one with the always perfect German spruce top, beautiful medium-dark sunburst, and 1 and 3/4″ nut width. The Collings “3” series includes abalone rosette, gold tuners, and style 3 backstrip. The sound of this dread is powerful but well behaved, focused and refined. A

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14-XTR Jet Black, X Bracing, Truss Rod – SOLD

(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 TR, X Bracing, Truss Rod, 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 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) Collings OM2H Sitka, Wenge – $4,385

(NEW) Here’s another wonderful Orchestra Model from Collings, and it’s easy to see why this has become their most popular model in recent years. The OM does everything well. Perfect string to string balance for fingerstyle players, great projection for strummers keeping up with the band, and that undeniable Collings clarity. This guitar has a standard tight-grained Sitka top, still

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SOLD – (USED) Collings AT-16sb 16″ Archtop, Sunburst – SOLD

(USED)  Lucky us. Another of the iconic Collings AT-16sb 16″ L-5 style arch top. It’s always a good day when one of these finds its way to our shop, with this being about the 20th one we’ve gotten to handle. Played one? The you know what we mean when we say: This guitar is what it is. Want one? This one was owned

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(USED, MINT) Collings CJMhAssSB, Adirondack Top, Mahogany, Short Scale – $4,350

(USED, MINT) Again, consistently one of our best selling and most versatile models – the iconic Collings CJ in mahogany and Adirondack spruce with dark tobacco sunburst, tigerstripe pickguard, and tortoise binding on this one. There’s not a lot that can be said that has not been said already. This model speaks for itself, and some consider it the most

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(NEW) Collings C10 Custom Maple, Adirondack Top, Short Scale – $7,400

(NEW) And now a glimpse into the penthouse. Another one of our shop-favorite custom C10 models, this one the classic Adirondack spruce topped, flame MAPLE back and sides, tortoise bound, full body sunbursted, nickel Waverlied, haircut-headstocked churnin’ and burnin’ blues guitar – just a powerhouse of a “small” guitar with some serious “wow” factor. 1 and 3/4″ nut. We build

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X, X bracing, T-Bar, 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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(USED) Collings 0003MhG, German Top, Mahogany Back & Sides – $4,050

(USED) Just because a guitar has only 12 frets clear of the body, that doesn’t necessarily make it a *small* guitar. The 000 may be shallow in body depth, but the body itself is long, longer than a standard dreadnought. That means it’s a big-ish guitar, and thanks to the bridge and bracing positions resulting from the 12-fret construction, sounds

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