Collings AT-16 (USED, 2006)

$15,500.00. Please contact us for purchase details.


The Collings AT-16 is arguably the most coveted acoustic archtop guitar on the market. Its combination of unmistakable sleek lines and homage to the L5 design are unique in the modern boutique guitarosphere. This is a Bill Collings-built instrument, in outstanding condition, with one very unique feature (or lack thereof). Shortly before Collings transitioned to the modern AT-16 serial nomenclature ("AT16-XX"), four guitars were built & shipped without serial numbers. This is one of those four. Collings' build records date these instruments to late 2005 or early 2006; and this instrument is accompanied by a letter from Collings attesting to authenticity & provenance. This is a very easy playing AT-16, with a bold, full-sounding voice and incredible balance across the spectrum. But then again, that's what makes an AT-16 an AT-16. Exceptionally clean condition, with a few light scratches around the strap button. With its original Collings / TKL hard case.

On consignment. Online checkout unavailable for this instrument. Please contact us via phone or email if interested. 


  • Fully carved Spruce top
  • Premium figured Maple back, sides and neck
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding
  • Black/white purflings on body
  • Slim contour F-holes
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Flared headstock design
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Archtop mortise and tenon neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Medium-Fat "C" neck shape
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom floating ebony bridge and nickel trapeze-style tailpiece
  • Custom grained ivoroid bound ebony pickguard
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons and 16:1 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario (.013"-.056" wound-G)
  • Date of Production c. 2006

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