Collings Guitars honors its founder with a special edition AT 16

The master luthier gets a fitting tribute in the form of a beautiful acoustic archtop guitar.

Bill Collings Tribute AT 16

To honor master luthier Bill Collings, who passed away last July, the company he founded has released a special edition AT 16.

The acoustic guitar is a fitting tribute: It’s impeccably crafted, sports high-end tonewoods and looks gorgeous. Based on an archtop the legend himself built in 1983, the Bill Collings Tribute AT 16 features a carved Adirondack spruce top, flamed maple back, sides and neck, and a round soundhole. A commemorative label, which bears the signatures of each person who played a part in building the instrument, also graces the guitar.

“When we decided to build a tribute instrument that would embody the essence of Bill’s passion and skill, we knew it had to be an instrument that he would have loved, and that it would have to be a group effort,” Collings Guitars said.

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