Paul Davids about Collings guitars:
"It is almost art"
Colling's guitars usually look deceptively simple, but make no mistake: they are high-quality instruments, that sound marvelous and play astonishing. They're handmade in Austin, Texas the way Bill Collings (who sadly left us in 2017) would have wanted it himself. They all have a recognizable character, are a feast for the eyes and thanks to their timeless elegance, they are proof that simplicity never gets boring..
We have found very few, if any, similar instruments at this price point and in addition to acoustic guitars, Collings now also builds mandolines and amazing electric guitars..
With all Collings instruments the difference is in the sum of all the details and that starts with the choice of tonewood and at Collings they just have a nose for the finest wood selection in both sound and looks. When assembling the guitars, Collings does not skimp on anything and still works 'old school'. There is no set time for scraping and sanding, it is done until it is perfect and all that lovingly handled tonewood ends up in a wonderfully breathing nitro cellulose lacquer.
Of course, a guitar like that does not travel in a standard case, because even those are custom-made by Collings.
For a musician looking for an instrument to compliment his or her game, a Collings is just what you need. They are real players guitars who have already found their way to the hands of Joni Mitchell, Brian May, Pete Townshend and virtuoso: Julian Lage: