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Regular Price: $1,599.00
Special Price $1,279.00
Neck Material: MahoganyLearn More
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Neck Profile: Traditional Even "C"
Nut: Bone 1 11/16"
Fretwire: 20 Jescar-FW43080
Scale Length: 24.9"
Body Dimensions: 14-3/8" x 4"
Bracings: Hand-Carved Scalloped X
Body Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
Body Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany
Bridge/Saddle: Rosewood/Bone, 2-5/32" Spacing
Truss Rod: Dual Acting
Binding Material: Ivoroid
Logo: Pearl Headstock
Inlay: Pearl Dots
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Body Finish: Antique Varnish
Neck Finish: Antique Varnish
Hardware Color: Antique Nickel
Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
Tuners: Open-Gear Ping V93N 3+4
Strings: D'Addario .012 -.053 EXP16
Case: Hardshell Case
I first met Bill Collings in the 1980's while at the Austin Guitar Show. He was a great guy with an obvious love of vintage instruments. He built some of the finest instruments I've ever seen. I was in the vintage business at that time, and had played Loar F-5's and such. I could not believe how his mandolins held up against those. It changed my whole view on new versus old. We have a good one for you fine folks: a second hand Collings MF Mandolin. This instrument is gorgeous, with a glossy honey amber finish on the top, and satin finish on the back and sides. The upgraded Ivoroid body binding is a really nice touch that really goes well with the finish; much classier looking than the standard tortoise shell. The fingerboard is ebony and the bound pickguard is ebony. It's close to mint condition, showing only the slightest hints of being payed. The only thing notable about the condition is a dark spot on the back of the instrument near the base of the neck and scroll, where it has some discoloration caused by the stand it sat in. This of course is purely cosmetic and doesn't change the sound or stability of the instrument. The frets are perfect. The tone is amazing. With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as Collings' fully-appointed models. This instrument produces the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin, at an affordable price. I love the amber finish; it gives it a very elegant look. This one is a keeper. You are going to love it. Comes with original TKL hard case.
Upgrade's on this model include: Gloss finish top, Ivoroid body binding, and bound ebony pickguard.
New retail price for this mandolin with its upgrades is now $5550 with a street discount price of $4995. Grab this one for way less.Learn More
Spectacular sounding Bourgeois Country Boy OM with Adirondack Spruce top, and Mahogany back/sides. Excellent condition, with only some very fine wear on the pickguard area. Neck is straight and true. Frets show no signs of wear at all. Plays wonderfully. Comes with original deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
Regular Price: $6,250.00
Special Price $5,625.00
The Traditional or "T" Series guitars reflect Bill Collings' return to his guitar making roots and offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. Each T Series guitar is built using animal protein glue and a very thin all nitrocellulose lacquer finish, making them exceptionally dynamic and responsive. Bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness to create a voicing characterized by warm, rounded highs and a present low midrange, while retaining a quick attack and strong projection. Each Traditional series guitar will come with a handmade lightweight Collings case designed and built in the Collings shop. The pairing of these new Traditional guitars and cases makes for a combination of old world quality and aesthetic that is unprecedented among instruments available today.Learn More
Regular Price: $4,550.00
Special Price $4,095.00
Upgraded with Torrified Sitka Spruce top and Adirondack Braces.
-Torrefied Sitka Spruce TopLearn More
-Mahogany back & sides
-Pre-war scalloped bracing
-High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
-Ebony fingerboard and bridge
-Ebony peghead overlay
-Inlaid Collings Logo
-Inlaid dot fingerboard markers
-Fully adjustable truss rod
-Bone nut and drop-in saddle
-Ebony bridge pins and end pin
-Nickel Waverly tuners
Regular Price: $4,625.00
Special Price $4,163.00
Top: Torrefied Sitka SpruceLearn More
Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP short dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: Modified V
Peghead Profile: Tapered square
Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette: b/w Purfling
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
Case: Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
Serial Number: 27820
Regular Price: $9,670.00
Special Price $8,703.00
To introduce the new Advanced Slope D, Bourgeois is offering a special limited edition of 12 guitars. It features Bourgeois's Aged-Tone Adirondack Spruce top, with Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, and a special inlay in the bridge wings. As always, all of the sunbursts are applied by Dana Bourgeois himself.
When Eric, (Our beloved leader) asked me to describe this guitar, I was quite frankly, intimidated. I open the case and I was stunned. How can mere words possibly do justice to this fine instrument? We have a new Bourgeois Slope D-Advanced Limited Edition. The top is Aged Tone Adirondack Spruce, back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, (that's right, Brazilian), 14 frets clear of the body, Ebony peghead veneer, fingerboard is Guatemalan Rosewood, Waverly tuners, Sunburst finish on top, firestripe pickguard. I wonder if it sounds any good? Well, I'll be darned, it sounds phenomenal. Why am I not surprised? This is one of the best acoustic guitars we have had in a while. This guitar is stunning not only in looks but also tone, it's a work of art that will inspire future guitarists for many years.Learn More
ON ORDER - Collings Julian Lage Signature OM1A-JL
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When Bill Collings first met the brilliant young jazz musician Julian Lage, in 2014, the two began a series of in-depth conversations about their respective crafts. Lage's profound insights as a guitarist would play a key role in the creation of Collings’ T (Traditional) Series guitars. This rare collaboration, which continued right up until Bill’s passing, in July, 2017, has yielded another exceptional new guitar with an old soul. Collings is proud to present a highly personal extension of the T Series: the Julian Lage Signature OM1.
Though Lage's guitar shares the same foundational specs as the OM1 T, it is unique in some key ways. Its neck feels like no other Collings guitar. That’s because it’s modeled after Lage’s cherished 1939 Martin 000-18. This pre-war gem is heard on the guitarist’s 2015 solo album, "World’s Fair", and was his main touring acoustic for years.
The 000-18's neck—which was of course originally hand-shaped and sanded—has a distinctive taper altered by decades of wear. For Lage, this particular neck had come to feel like home. Through careful analysis and digitization of its unique dimensions, we were able to precisely recreate its worn-in, asymmetric feel on his signature model. While we maintained the relatively narrow 1 11/16" nut of the 000-18's neck, we extended the fretboard from the original short scale to our standard 25 1/2" length for slightly greater presence and note definition.
Lage has an affinity both tonally and aesthetically for vintage guitars whose finishes have mellowed after years of playing. To recreate this effect we initially considered a varnish, but to achieve the ideal combination of a thin finish application and a vintage aesthetic, we landed on a custom satin lacquer. This new finish offering not only feels and looks right to Lage, he finds it has the same inherent openness of tone that is present in the best pre-war instruments.
With his typical descriptive eloquence, Lage characterizes his signature model as a "lovingly neutral" guitar. It has a remarkably even response between registers. It's not an empty flatterer, but an instrument that rewards you when you're playing your best. In this way, Lage, whose own education is unending, sees the guitar as a teacher.
Lage's signature model incorporates a script peghead logo not seen on a new Collings instrument in decades. This is the inlay that Bill hand-cut some 30 years ago when he started out in a tiny shop in Austin, Texas. We see this as a loving tribute to our late leader, who in his final project was able to realize the perfect new steel-string for one of today’s most exacting guitarists.Learn More
Regular Price: $4,670.00
Special Price $4,203.00
Those guys at Bourgeois know about loud, wow, this guitar is loud! We are offering a new Bourgeois Slope D "The Standard" with an "Aged Tone" Adirondack spruce top and Mahogany back and sides. It's a fine, fine, super fine guitar. It really is the standard all guitars should be judged by. If you are familiar with late 40's early 50's Gibson J-50 and J-45 guitars, you'll know the sound I'm talking about, warm, rich, loud and succinctly brilliant.
Dana Bourgeois' passion for acoustic guitars was fostered by those coveted instruments built in the pre-war era. "The Standard" model was inspired by the classic designs that emerged from the midwestern United States at that time, but incorporates many elements of Dana's own design.
It starts with the striking Ziricote fretboard and bridge, beautiful in figure yet subtle enough to maintain the pre-war look. The single ring Ivoroid rosette and rectangular bridge hearken back to those old designs. Our contoured headstock was introduced with the L-DBO model, and fits the look perfectly!Learn More
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Top: Solid Adirondack SpruceLearn More
Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Fretwire: 20 Jescar-FW43080
Scale Length: 25.4"
Bracings: Hand-carved Scalloped X
Bridge/Saddle: Ebony/Bone, 2-5/32" Spacing
Head Cap Veneer Material: Rosewood
Truss Rod: Dual Acting
Headstock Style: Traditional
Binding Material: Black
Logo Material: Maple
Inlay Material: Dots
Side Dot Color: White
Pickguard Material: Tortoise Shell (included in case)
Tuners: Open-Gear Ping V93N 3+3
Strings: Cleartone Phosphor Bronze .012-.053
Case: Hardshell Case
Regular Price: $17,195.00
Special Price $15,475.00
"Un objeto de gran belleza" That's a beautiful Spanish phrase isn't it? It means, "An object of great beauty". I can't think of anything that describes this guitar more eloquently and accurately. Where do I begin? This stunning instrument is a work of art that also happens to be an incredible guitar. It has a wonderful tone thanks in part to the Aged Tone Adirondack Top. Of course, the Brazilian Rosewood back and sides doesn't hurt either. This is a presentation model, like the beautiful presentation grade guitars and banjos made by the great instrument makers in the early 1900's. Instruments that were designed to represent the penultimate of the maker's art. The Bourgeois L-DBO-Presentation is that and more. This is as good as it gets, my friends.Learn More
This D2H has been upgraded with Adirondack Spruce braces, and a 1 3/4" nut.
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 for vocal accompaniment, Collings versions are also often employed by bluegrass flatpickers who must compete with inherently louder instruments such as banjos and fiddles.Learn More