Collings guitars represent the pinnacle of classic sonic and aesthetic design combined with modern construction. Bill Collings' unrelenting passion for perfection is evident from the smallest of details to the most important detail of all: tone. Many of his instruments have found their way into the hearts and hands of some of the world's best and most famous musicians. Check out this Collings video that gives you a unique look behind-the-scenes of this master builder's company.
Our relationship with Bill Collings, both professionally and personally, began with us becoming one of the first dealers for his acoustic guitars and 2013 continues our unique relationship with them - our own Jim Baggett collaborated with Bill Collings on their new CJ35 guitars. We are proud to be a Collings dealer, and we are known for having the best selection in the country.
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The wood selection on this Collings D2H Baaa Brazilian is nothing short of spectacular. Here in Excellent Plus condition, the gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood back and sides are perfectly quarter sawn, and its Adirondack Spruce top has a consistent, beautiful, medium wide grain. Certainly the type and cut of wood that go into making legendary guitars. Aside from its aesthetic beauty, this D2H sounds as good as it looks. Great volume and power while being nicely balanced, with an especially lively tone. You won't want to put this one down. This Collings D2H Baaa Brazilian has been meticulously cared for, and only lightly played. Comes with its original hard case. Serial #13080.
$8,200. Consignment item. Sorry, shipping not included. USED
This Collings CW Clarence White acoustic will blow you away. Built in '95, this is one of the original CW acoustics built exclusively for John Holman. It has been extremely well taken care of, and is in Excellent Plus/Near Mint condition. The Brazilian Rosewood was not graded on these early guitars, but this is as perfect as Brazilian gets, AAA+. Its Adirondack top is medium to wide grain - an exceptional example. It has a fossilized ivory nut and saddle (see photos), and the peghead overlay is a distinct, dark Ebony. This is truly a fantastic guitar with looks to match. The large soundhole, perfect wood selection, and comfortable neck and action make this a guitar that begs to be played while its power and tone will keep you coming back for more. This Collings CW Clarence White is as good as it gets. This CW comes with a Mint condition Mark Leaf case. Serial #1736.
$12,800. Consignment item. Sorry, shipping not included. USED
This used Collings D2G VN is in Excellent Plus condition. Well taken care of, there is hardly any playwear on this beautiful dread. Built with a German Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides, its neck is extremely comfortable and has a 'Vintage Now' profile. It has a grained Ivoroid binding, 1 3/4" nut width, and nickel Waverly tuners. A solid guitar from top to bottom, this Collings D2G VN comes with its original hard case. $3,400. Consignment item. Sorry, shipping not included. USED
Fingerstyle players as well as flatpickers have really found the OM to be their preferred model for its great response, balanced tone and sleek shape - and this Collings OM2H acoustic with a comfy 1 3/4" nutwidth is a pristine example. This features a gorgeous Sitka Spruce top with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a high gloss nitro cellulose finish for incredible tone. Collings is known for exceptional attention to detail, and this OM is no exception - grained ivoroid binding, Rosewood peghead overlay, pre-war scalloped bracing...it's all here down to the Ebony bridge pins and nickel Waverly tuners. Adirondack bracing and no tongue brace assist its stunning tone.
This used Collings 0002H is a beauty. With the same width and depth as an OM, but a slightly longer body and string scale, it has a very powerful bass response and great overall volume. It has a Sitka Spruce top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, and is loaded with Fishman Matrix electronics, making it ready for the stage. Appointments include ivoroid binding, herringbone trim with a matching backstrip, a pyramid bridge, and a slotted headstock. In Very Good condition, it does have some playwear, including a few nicks and scratches in the finish on the top (see photo). This Collings 0002H comes with its original hard case. (Case is missing one latch.)
This Collings CJ35 is a masterpiece. Our first official 'CJ35' model from Collings, the design for this guitar was created from the collaboration of our very own Jim Baggett and Bill Collings, based on some of Jim's vintage Gibson J-35s. The Adirondack straight (non scalloped) three tone bar bracing and abbreviated tongue brace, combined with its Mahogany back and sides really make this instrument sing. It has great, focused projection and powerful bass response. The slightly shorter scale and vintage inspired neck profile make it a real joy to play, and its select Sitka Spruce top is set off beautifully by a tiger striped pickguard.
It has a 1 3/4" nutwidth and 2 5/16" saddle spacing. Gorgeous ivoroid binding makes for a very intriguing look on the top (see photos), and other appointments included a 'haircut' headstock, ivoroid tuner buttons, and a bone cut-through saddle. Read more about the origins of the CJ35 here, Mass Street Music Collings Custom CJs here or check out Jim playing one here:
This Collings CJ MhA SS SB Custom guitar is an absolute beauty and a prototype of the new Collings CJ35. This is yet another take on the collaboration between our owner Jim Baggett and Bill Collings, and based on some of Jim's old Gibson J-35s, with several custom details that pay homage to the vintage greats. It has a gorgeous Adirondack top with a stunning sunburst finish, all set off by a tiger striped pickguard. This guitar really sings - great volume, punch, and clarity. Stunning Wenge fretboard and bridge with through saddle too. Serial# 20627.
This Collings CJ G Maple SB Custom is truly unique and is a great example of the special work this great Austin builder does. One of the things that sets this amazing instrument apart from other CJs is the Adirondack straight (non-scalloped) bracing with three transverse braces giving the top more compression resulting in exceptional classic tone. The top here is German Spruce with a hand applied color, which has been paired beautifully with shaded, figured Maple back and sides - simply stunning. This is all set off beautifully with ivoroid binding and every detail we've come to expect from Collings - MOM inlay, Gold Waverly tuners and more. This is a full scale exceptional player with a 1 3/4" nutwidth and 2 1/4" string spacing.
"I'm usually not a big Maple fan in general, but of the first three custom CJs we did, this is surprisingly my absolute favorite. Incredibly clear, but rich sounding guitar." - John F.
Press the blue button to hear our own John Flynn demoing this beauty.
This Collings D2H Custom is a masterfully crafted dreadnought from our friends at Collings. Check out the beautiful East Indian Rosewood back and sides on this one! Made with a Sitka Spruce top, it has Adirondack bracing and no tongue brace, giving it more resonance and sustain. Appointments here include a phenomenal high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, herringbone trim, and an ivoroid heelcap and binding. From top to bottom, this D2H is truly amazing. Comes with a hard shell case.
This Collings D2H AVN Custom acoustic is tonally spectacular with a real presence and warmth, and as with every guitar from this great Texas builder, it's a real looker too. Several of our favorite custom features are here including an Adirondack top, Adirondack bracing and no tongue brace which we feel really make this an A++ instrument with just that much more resonance. Gorgeous Rosewood back and sides, ivoroid binding, an exotic stained Ebony veneer headstock overlay and all the perfect details we love from Collings are here too. Waverly tuners, Ebony fretboard and bridge, plus this has a 1 3/4" nutwidth and a Vintage Now neck giving you a slightly larger neck than a standard (non-vintage), but much more comfortable than the largest vintage Martin necks. The shape is slightly rounder in the lower position and moves towards a modified V shape as you go up the neck. Along with the 2 5/16" string spacing, this is just a great, great player with a phenomenal sound. This dread comes with a Collings hard case.
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