Collings

1-12 of 14

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  1. ON ORDER - Collings Julian Lage Signature OM1A-JL
    $5,535.00

    ON ORDER - Collings Julian Lage Signature OM1A-JL

    Call us to reserve yours now.

    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
  2. Collings D2H - Torrefied Sitka Top/Rosewood - "Mom" Fingerboard Inlay - 1 3/4" Nut #972
    $4,028.00

    -Torrefied Sitka Spruce top
    -East Indian rosewood back & sides
    -Cross-cut grained ivoroid & wood nitrate strip rosette
    -Grained ivoroid top/back body binding
    -Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip
    -Pre-war scalloped bracing
    -Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
    -High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    -Mahogany neck
    -Square headstock with volute
    -15 degree headstock angle
    -Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
    -Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
    -"Mom" Fingerboard Inlay
    -Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
    -20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
    -Modified V neck profile w/ 2 3/16" string spacing
    -14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
    -1 3/4" Nut Width
    -Bone nut and drop-in saddle
    -25 1/2" Scale length
    -Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
    -Mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays
    -Fully adjustable truss rod
    -Ebony bridge pins and end pin
    -Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
    -Number 25972
    -Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

    Learn More
  3. Collings D2H - Sitka Spruce/Rosewood - Adirondack Braces - 1 3/4" Nut #25918
    $3,712.00

    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
  4. Collings OM2H - Torrefied Sitka Spruce/Indian Rosewood - Deep Body - Adirondack Braces #5870
    $4,027.00

    -Torrefied Sitka Spruce top
    -1 3/4" nut
    -East Indian rosewood back & sides
    -Deep Body
    -Grained ivoroid binding
    -Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
    -Cross-cut grained ivoroid & wood nitrate strip rosette
    -Adirondack Spruce braces
    -Pre-war scalloped bracing
    -Tortoise-style pickguard
    -High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    -Mahogany neck
    -Ebony peghead overlay
    -Inlaid Collings Logo
    -Ebony fingerboard and bridge
    -Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
    -Fully adjustable truss rod
    -Bone nut and drop-in saddle
    -Ebony bridge pins and end pin
    -Nickel Waverly tuners
    -Cutaway
    -Number 25870
    -TKL Hardshell Case

    Learn More
  5. Collings OM2H - Torrefied Spruce/Indian Rosewood - Adirondack Braces #5773
    $4,410.00

    -Torrefied Sitka Spruce top
    -1 3/4" nut
    -East Indian rosewood back & sides
    -Grained ivoroid binding
    -Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
    -Cross-cut grained ivoroid & wood nitrate strip rosette
    -Adirondack Spruce braces
    -Pre-war scalloped bracing
    -Tortoise-style pickguard
    -High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    -Mahogany neck
    -Ebony peghead overlay
    -Inlaid Collings Logo
    -Ebony fingerboard and bridge
    -Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
    -Fully adjustable truss rod
    -Bone nut and drop-in saddle
    -Ebony bridge pins and end pin
    -Nickel Waverly tuners
    -Cutaway
    -Number 25773
    -Hardshell Case

    Learn More
  6. Collings D2H - Sitka Spruce/Rosewood - Adirondack Braces - 1 3/4" Nut #0234
    $3,712.00

    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
  7. HOLD - Collings OM2H Cutaway - 1 3/4" Nut - Adirondack Braces #5115
    $4,320.00

    This OM2H has been upgraded with a 1 3/4" Nut, Adirondack Braces, and Cutaway.

    'OM' stands for "Orchestra Model," but 80 years after this body shape was first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch. The relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.

    Learn More
  8. Collings D3 - Adirondack Spruce/Indian Rosewood - Adirondack Braces - 1 3/4" Nut Width #3278
    $5,287.00

    Upgraded with Adirondack Spruce Top, Adirondack Braces, and 1 3/4" Nut Width

    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. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.

    Learn More
  9. Collings D2H - Adirondack Top - Wenge Back & Sides #23118
    $4,995.00

    Featuring an Adirondack Spruce Top, with Wenge back and sides.

    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
  10. Collings D2HA - Adirondack/Indian Rosewood #2983
    $4,455.00

    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
  11. Collings D1 - Western Shaded Top - Sitka/Mahogany #432
    $3,983.00

    The square-shouldered, 14-fret dreadnought is the poster boy of acoustic guitar body shapes. It's classic, but above all, practical. 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. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought players to find a Collings model ideally suited to their own playing style and tonal preference. Simply put, the Collings D1 will get the job done, and with grace and humility.

    Learn More
  12. Collings CJ35 - Sitka Spruce/Mahogany - Sunburst #2232
    $4,320.00

    The pre-war era of American flattop guitar making has come to be known as "golden" for a reason. Lauded for its short but brilliant periods of construction innovation, the years from 1930-1942 were filled with new instrument runs that featured bracing, fret access and body dimension changes that would define the features and sounds of the modern acoustic guitar. Emerging out of a fascination with this era of guitar making history, Collings is proud to introduce the CJ35. With a mahogany back and slope-shouldered body, this new variation of their CJ model incorporates a non-scalloped bracing configuration featuring three tone bars and a short 24 7/8" scale length. This new design provides the CJ35 with a beautiful balance of deep piano-like bass and powerful full-bodied highs, complimented by a focused dynamic range for exceptionally even note projection. As a result, the CJ35 is one of our most versatile large-bodied guitars, well suited to both fingerstyle and strumming techniques.

    Learn More

1-12 of 14

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2