Collings Introduces New C100 Parlor Guitars

Collings has unveiled its new C100 line of parlor acoustic guitars. According to the company, the new series of models will offer the power and volume of a full-bodied acoustic in parlor proportions.

The guitars' near-16” lower bout and 4 3/4” body depth is behind the bigger sound, but the models' narrow waist and non-scalloped bracing design aim to deliver the balance and clarity of smaller-bodied acoustics.

The C100 line will feature three models: the C100, with mahogany back and sides, rope purfling and an unbound neck; the C100 Deluxe, with an East Indian rosewood back and sides and an ivoroid-bound fingerboard and peghead; and the C100 Deluxe SB, with a Sitka spruce top and sunburst finish.

Prices for the C100 models have not yet been made available, but if we had to take a guess, you'll probably have to dig deep into your piggy bank for these.

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Collings C100 Deluxe SB

Collings C100 Deluxe SB

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.