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.
Every piece of wood is different and varies widely even within the same species. It’s very important to pick woods that will be most suitable for each individual guitar, and this is done based on the density and flexibility of each cut. In addition to the stiffness to weight ratio, we seek pieces that are well quarter-sawn and of exceptional appearance. Wood of this quality is difficult to source in any quantity and we rely on our 30 year strong relationships with some of the world’s premier vendors to procure premium grade tone wood that meets our strict criteria.