AT 17


AT 17One of the rarest and most labor intensive instruments in our line up, Bill Collings' elaborately appointed 17" archtops represent the pinnacle of Collings craftsmanship. From the voluptuous curves to the seamless intersection of the neck and cutaway, every last detail sings quality. Only a handful of archtops of this size are built each year, so check with your dealer for the current backlog and waiting time.

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
SoundholeS-holes (bound w/purfling)
Nut1 11/16"
Scale Length25 1/2"
Neck JointArchtop mortoise and tenon
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo
Peghead ProfileDeluxe Flared Haircut
TunersGold Schaller tuners w/ ivoroid or ebony buttons
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 1/4"
Body Depth
Lower Bout Width17"
Total Length42"