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.
Here we keep the large woodworking machines that rough carve and shape various elements of each of our instruments. Alongside traditional band saws, jointers, and drum sanders are a range of CNC (computer numerically controlled) automatic routers. These machines can carve various parts of our instruments extremely accurately using three dimensional computer designs. This enables us to have a consistent starting point from which we hand-sand each part to its final spec. Combining modern CNC technology with the best of vintage instrument-making techniques, we endeavor to create instruments that embody both incredible precision and immense “soul”.