1. As Bill Collings will tell you, "it's not about the tools, it's the mentality of the people building the guitars that matters." After 40 years spent creating a quality-driven culture around a team of highly skilled craftsmen in Austin, Texas, building the best is more a state of mind than a series of repeatable steps. This short film takes an inside look at the drive, passion, and individual attention that goes into crafting every single Collings electric guitar.

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  2. Founded by master luthier Bill Collings, the Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music heard in work camps and barn dances, kitchens and honky-tonks, porches, street corners and churches. These musical styles became the roots of popular American music for decades to come. The Waterloo brand is all about capturing the voice and spirit of the very best depression era guitars in well-made and very playable instruments.

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  4. Take an inside look at crafting fine mandolins at Collings Guitars in Austin, Texas.

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Collings Guitars

Collings Guitars

Bill Collings and his team of skilled luthiers build custom handmade acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles in Austin, Texas. Over the past 35 years, Collings Guitars has set the standard for quality, tone, and playability amidst a number…


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Bill Collings and his team of skilled luthiers build custom handmade acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles in Austin, Texas. Over the past 35 years, Collings Guitars has set the standard for quality, tone, and playability amidst a number of fine guitar companies and independent builders. In a low production environment, Bill Collings has created a culture that lives and breathes attention to detail. Collings’ reputation for quality construction and consistency is internationally known, and has earned the patronage of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and performers.

http://www.collingsguitars.com

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