Ok... just for discussion... I saw this in a Guitar magazine and my first thought was... why? It is a nice guitar, looks to be quite a player, but it looks almost exactly like a Gibson. I don't understand the point of producing this guitar. I haven't looked into all the details of the manufacturing process, but it seems like a wasted effort... I mean, Gibson's produced this for years and I don't see any major improvement here, so why bother?
Is it simply to add flavor? Collings is known for highly crafted guitars, and the intent of this style guitar is really to be down and dirty... doesn't seem to mesh with the company's brand. The street price is $2900.
Anyway... I see a lot of this and just wanted to discuss with everyone.
Here is a photo: