Welcome to the Collings virtual shop tour. You can browse through our shop room by room by selecting a category below.
Would you rather see the real thing in person? We offer shop tours most Fridays starting at 3:30pm. The tour generally lasts 60 - 90 minutes, depending on the size of the group. Space is limited, so we ask that you please call in advance to reserve your tour. Because you'll be touring our factory during working hours, tour attendees will be supplied with protective shop glasses. No sandals or open-toe shoes are allowed, thanks for helping us ensure your safety.
Each of our instruments will arrive here to have its finish applied. We offer nitrocellulose lacquer finishes on each of our instruments and offer the option of varnish finishes on our acoustic guitar and mandolin lines. Varnish is a resin based finish that has an extra soft constitution, allowing for extra vibration and tonal maturity early in an instrument’s life. We offer a wide array of colors and sunbursts for each of our models that are sanded and sprayed in a series of coats and built up slowly. After curing, each instrument is painstakingly wet-sanded and buffed to create the beautiful, thin and protective Collings finish.