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Collings Guitars

After building bookshelves, tables, and other various projects, Steve decided he needed a bigger challenge. That’s why he started building guitars. It combined his love of music with his newfound joy of working with his hands. It also sparked the scientist in him. How to build an acoustic guitar that not only looked beautiful but sounded it too. Enter, Collings Guitars.


Everything about this design is to provide plenty of headroom and projection for aggressive playing, but not at the expense of good tone.


These instruments produce the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin at an affordable price.

Waterloo Guitars

Founded by master luthier Bill Collings, the Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments.


It can double as a travel guitar or a small OM, performing both roles equally well. The same neck and woods options offered with larger Collings models are available on the 0 as well, giving players an almost infinite range of tonal possibilities.


02H With the exception of the Baby, the 0 is our smallest guitar and is offered with the same shorter scale found on the 12-fret 00.


Although measuring only 13.5 inches in width (smaller than a typical classical guitar), the Collings 0 has tone and volume that belies its first impression as being less than full-sized.

Happy Musicians

Artists just love Collings Guitars… May be because it sounds perfect.

R & D

We are passioned for product improvements.

Product Returns

Buyer’s remorse can happen to anybody… Be aware of how much you can afford!

Custom Guitars

Did you know you can customize your Callings Guitar? Ask them how!


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