New Arrivals

Sensational New Collings Guitars Available at TNAG Nashville!

TNAG Nashville is a consistent source of inspiration and positivity here across the pond in our UK Showroom, not least down to the wonderful team and everything they bring to our transatlantic union, but this week we have one very specific reason to be looking overseas with envious eyes. That reason of course, is the sensational collection of newly arrived Collings Guitars.


Now it's highly unlikely a guitar player in Nashville wouldn't be familiar with Collings at this point, and these days the same can be said all over the world as these fine instruments have found their ways into the hands of a truly diverse range of artists, from pop icons through to subtle sidemen and women working their magic behind the scenes.

The stellar reputation of the late Bill Collings and his team out in Austin, Texas is clearly well deserved, and in this fresh set of instruments we are presented with a fantastic cross-section of the the range of traditional and nuanced styles they have perfected, including offerings from their superb Waterloo range.  

Take a closer look at these marvellous new instruments below;

This elegant OO from Collings is a truly magnificent example of the wonders they can achieve in such a simple and understated format.
Finding it's roots in traditional and vintage 12-fret OO sized guitars, this delightful instrument really comes into it's own when you start to hone in on quality and construction. 
With a gorgeous set of Indian rosewood for the back and sides and an Adirondack Spruce top with notably stunning grain and colour, the minimalistic lines of this guitar are set into an inspiring foundation indeed. 
This iconic combination of tone woods, in tandem with the 12-fret neck join makes for a very warm, full bodied tone with a sensitive dynamic range and all the rich overtones you would be right to expect from a stellar OO.
The guitar plays smooth and comfortable across the board, with heaps of sustain and a lovely low action.
The guitar comes with a Collings branded TKL Hardcase. 
  • 12-frets to the body
  • Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Adirondack Spruce top
  • Ivoroid binding on the body only
  • No binding on the neck or peghead
  • Herringbone top purfling
  • 28-style rosette
  • Tortoise color pickguard
  • Mahogany neck with diamond volute
  • Ebony fretboard with short pattern diamonds and squares inlay
  • Bone nut
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • Short scale length
  • Slotted peghead with Ebony overlay and the Collings logo in pearl
  • Nickel Waverlys
  • Ebony pyramid bridge
  • Bone drop-in saddle
  • Ebony pins with pearl dots
  • 2-3/16" spacing at the saddle
  • Collings branded TKL hardshell case.

Collings Traditional Series guitars offer a vintage-inspired take on the distinctive sound Collings guitars are known for, with the tonewoods and braces being adjusted for weight and thickness to give exceptional projection, warm trebles, and strong mids.

The extra-thin nitro finish allows for the natural sound of the tonewoods to shine. This OM-1A Traditional, with its torrefied Adirondack top, is exceptional and one of our favorite guitars in the shop.

  • Top:Torrefied Adirondack Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
  • Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace
  • Rosette: Custom Wood Rosette (Traditional Series)
  • Body Binding: Tortoise Colour with Custom Purfling
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany with Traditional Purfling
  • Fretboard: Ebony with Gold MOP Short Pattern Dots
  • Head Veneer: Ebony with Collings Logo in Pearl
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverlys
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly
  • Pins: Tortoise Style
  • Saddle: Bone, Cut-Through with 2-5/16" Spacing
  • Nut: Bone
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Colour
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"

This gorgeous OM-2H is a wonderful example of Collings take on the quintessential Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar, hand built out in Austin, Texas and sporting the classic combination of Sitka Spruce and East Indian Rosewood. 

The OM is an intrinsically versatile instrument, and this guitar is just that. Well balanced and lively, it responds wonderfully across a huge dynamic range from gentle fingerpicking all the way through to a firm right hand and a flatpick. Across the range, the distinctive clarity and full bodied nature we love to hear in a Collings is very much present, keeping the guitar sweet and singing all the way through to the dusty end of the board.

The modified 'V' neck profile feels immediately comfortable under the left hand, with truly effortless playability and superb separation and clarity between each string this OM is ideal for everything from crisp solo arrangements through to driving a mix. 

  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides: East Indian rosewood
  • Year Of Build: 2019
  • Rosette: 2 Style
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Head Veneer: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverlys 
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly
  • Pins: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone 
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4"
  • Scale Length: 25.5"

This Collings OM-2HA Traditional features East Indian Rosewood back and sides with an Adirondack Spruce top.

The OM2HA T offers hand-selected tone woods that are voiced to facilitate the warm rounded highs and present low mids that characterise the tonality of the Traditional series.

This guitar is brand new and was built in 2019. It is equipped with premium Waverly open-back tuners and is finished with an ultra thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The guitar comes with a hard shell case.

  • Year of Build: 2019 (New)
  • Soundboard: Adirondack Spruce
  • Ivoroid body binding with small brown herringbone top purfling
  • Back and Sides: East Indian Rosewood
  • Rosette: Custom Wood
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverlys
  • Bridge: Ebony belly
  • Pins: Ivoroid with Black Dot
  • Saddle Material: Bone cut-through
  • Nut: Bone
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2-5/16" 
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"

The Collings C-100 is shaped similarly to the C-10 but bigger and a bit bolder. The guitar is the perfect combination of a parlor guitar, and a large-body instrument, offering both responsiveness and power. The C-100 was originally developed by the late Bill Collings, and around 20 were built in the 1990s, making them extremely rare. Collings announced they would be reissuing the guitar at NAMM 2018. 

This guitar is seriously impressive. The body size gives the C-100 a wholly unique tone, with resonance, volume, and clarity not easily found elsewhere. When strummed with a pick, the guitar has beautiful note-separation, making each chord wonderfully rich, without the overpowering bass sometimes found in a dreadnought. When played fingerstyle, the instrument has Collings’ signature clarity in the high end. This combination makes this one of the most versatile guitars made by the Austin company and achieves the tonal balance originally dreamed up by Bill decades ago. If you’re tired of the same old body styles, look no further

This guitar features a gorgeous Sunburst finish and has been expertly demonstrated by Carl Miner in our video on this page.

TNAG Nashville's Kim Sherman on this C-100: "I like to think of this guitar as a larger C-10 because the shapes are similar, but with non-scalloped X-bracing. Crisp and full tone. Love it." 

  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
  • Year of Build: 2019
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Head Veneer: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Bridge: Ebony Belly Bridge
  • Pins: Ebony with abalone dots
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4"
  • Scale Length: 25.5"

This gorgeous little parlour sized acoustic guitar is a WL-14 XTR from Waterloo Guitars, an offshoot of Collings specialising in affordable 1920s and '30s style small body acoustics with incredible build quality and tone. 
The WL-14 XTR is made up entirely of Mahogany for the body, giving it a real warmth and even response while also being lightweight and loud with a seriously snappy response and crisp high end. 
The 'V' profiled neck of this instrument is slightly smaller than the typical Waterloo neck, and is extremely comfortable all the way across the board, with the 14 fret neck join giving you great access to the higher register and also lending the instrument a lovely, punchy midrange. 
The guitar comes with a fitted Hardshell Case. 
  • 14 frets to the body
  • All Mahogany body
  • Ivoroid binding on the front and back of the body
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Smaller V-shaped neck
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony fretboard with dot inlay
  • X-braced
  • Truss rod
  • Serial #2511
Paying homage to the 'Oriole' guitars produced by Kalamazoo is 1940-42, the Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail is an inspiring and thoroughly vintage sounding iteration of the iconic parlour style acoustic guitar. 
Made up out of Maple for the back and sides and Spruce for the top with vintage style X-bracing, the guitar has a gorgeous crispness and clarity to its tone, with plenty of volume and projection to get that character across. 
The neck has a vintage 'V' carve to it that nails the authentic feel of the guitars ancestor, which is very comfortable across the board and gives you a tremendous amount of sustain for such a small bodied instrument. 
The guitar comes with a fitted hardshell case. 
  • 14-frets to the body
  • Natural finish
  • Maple back and sides
  • Spruce top with X-bracing
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • V-carved Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod
  • Tortoise-color bound body
  • Tiger stripe pickguard
  • Ebony straight bridge with drop-in bone saddle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with Waterloo logo and Scissortail artwork
  • 3-on-a-side tuning machines with black buttons.
With dimensions slightly smaller than a typical 335-style guitar, the Collings I-35 Deluxe is extremely comfortable without sacrificing an ounce of the tone players have come to expect.
This guitar design blends the best parts of semi-hollow, and solid-body guitars, making it a light and resonant electric guitar that can tackle anything from jazz to hard rock. The dual PAF-style humbuckers are the real secret to the versatility of this guitar. They have the clarity of single-coil pickups with a little added beefiness.

This I-35 Deluxe is the spiffier big brother of the standard I-35, and this example sports a beautiful quilted maple top, as well as Collings’ signature take on parallelogram fretboard inlays. The result is a guitar that gives a nod to its inspiration, while still retaining its own unique style.
  • Premium quilted maple top over semi-hollow mahogany body
  • Inset maple center block and mahogany neck
  • Black/white top purfling
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Single-bound "Haircut" headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony or rosewood peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Long mortise and tenon neck joint w/contoured heel
  • 22 Frets, neck joins the body at the 19th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 12" Fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom ivoroid pickup rings and top hat knobs
  • Dual Throbak SLE-101+ humbuckers
  • 1950's style wiring scheme
  • CTS 500K pots and Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone capacitors
  • Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack
  • Tonepros AVR-II bridge and tailpiece
  • Nickel Gotoh SG301 tuners w/ vintage-style buttons 1:18 ratio
This gorgeous double-cut electric from Collings picks up where the '50s left off, with a super versatile workhorse feel and signature ergonomic tweaks that make it exceptionally comfortable to play both at home and on stage, with the exceptional hand built quality we've come to love from the team out in Austin, Texas. 
The Honduran Mahogany construction in the body and neck provides a resonant and solid platform for this lively electric, with the vintage inspired set of Lollar p90s delivering a wide range of iconic single coil tones both clean and overdriven. 
The neck sports a Rosewood board and classic 'C' profile, making for an ultimately comfortable and easy playing experience all the way through to the upper reaches of the guitar, with amazing access to those upper frets thanks to the distinctive neck join and cutaway.
  • Construction: Solid body double cutaway
  • Body: Honduran mahogany
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body Binding: None
  • Fingerboard Binding: None
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Bridge: Kluson ABR-1 (Nickel-plated Zinc)
  • Tailpiece: Kluson Stop Tailpiece (nickel-plated zinc, steel studs)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ ivoroid long dots (5mm non-tapered)
  • Pickups: Lollar P90s
  • Pots/Caps: DiMarzio 500K / Jupiter Vintage Yellow
  • Knobs: Amber or black top hat
  • Pickup Rings: Cream or black
  • Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8"
  • Neck Joint: Extra long mortise & tenon
  • Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
  • Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
  • Peghead: Profile Haircut
  • Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Collings logo
  • Wiring: 50s style
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Guitar Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Pickguard: Black/Cream/Black
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black/Cream/Black with 290 logo
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case by Ameritage

For more information on any of these gorgeous new arrivals from Collings Guitars, please don't hesitate to get in touch either via email at hello@thenorthamericanguitar.com or by the phone on +44 (0) 207 835 5597.

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