Instruments & Gear: Fine Lutherie

Inside Collings Mandolins

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Mini-documentary provides a view of the Collings workshop.

by Teja Gerken
April 21, 2016

Collings mandolins are highly respected for their great tone, quality craftsmanship, and beautiful materials. Like all of the company’s instruments, their mandolins combine a deep respect for the finest vintage designs with an innovative look at manufacturing. Primarily shot on location at the company’s shop in Austin, Texas, this mini-documentary provides a closeup look at how Collings mandolins are made. Founder Bill Collings, head mandolin luthier Joe Pollock, musician Kym Warner, instrument dealer Jim Baggett (of Mass Street Music), and others discuss the concepts behind Collings mandolins, including building techniques, wood selection, and specific features.

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