AT 16


AT 16Built in very limited numbers, the Collings 16" archtops are a rarity among modern archtop models in that they are designed to be played as acoustic guitars. Based on the earliest American f-hole archtops of the 1920s, they have a warm and balanced response that has converted many flattop players to the clarity, projection, and immediate response that an archtop instrument can provide. The simple appointments of this sleek guitar, highlighted by the gracefully shaded finish, prove that less can indeed be more.

ConstructionFully hollow X-braced.
Body Fully carved premium figured maple
TopFully carved solid spruce
NeckPremium figured maple
Body BindingGrained ivoroid
Fingerboard BindingGrained ivoroid
Peghead BindingGrained ivoroid
BridgeAdjustable ebony
TailpieceNickel trapeze-style tailpiece
FingerboardEbony w/ MOP graduated dots
Nut1 11/16"
Scale Length25 1/2"
Neck JointArchtop mortoise and tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileHaircut
TunersPremium Waverly tuners
Fingerboard Radius14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Guitar FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardEbony w/ grained ivoroid binding
Truss Rod CoverEbony
StringsD'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
CaseDeluxe hardshell case by Ameritage
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurements may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length20 1/2"
Body Depth2 7/8"
Lower Bout Width16"
Total Length41 1/8"