Since the mid-1970's, Bill Collings has been working towards building the most consistently outstanding instruments available. After establishing the Collings name in the national market in the early 90's he has reached that goal, yet continues to work hard to make them better. From their shop in Austin, Texas, Collings now makes flattop, archtop, and electric guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles, each built to nearly unmatched standards. In addition to their sound and playability, Collings Guitars are sought after for their durability, a fact represented well on stages worldwide. Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Patti Smith, David Bromberg, Joni Mitchell, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, and Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, are just a few of the legendary names that play Collings.
Collings Guitars are hand built with the most cosmetically perfect woods that are seen today; one would never find irregular red spruce coloring in their Adirondack tops. Their fit and finish is always totally impeccable; inside the soundbox, their guitars are as pristine as their sharp, clean-edged exteriors, no doubt contributing to the cleanness of the sound. Collings guitars are some of the most dependably consistent in the industry today.