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Bill Collings Is The Man Rock Gods Call For Their Guitars

Bill Collings Is The Man Rock Gods Call For Their Guitars

There are few things that make a man cooler than being able to play guitar. You can talk about the rise of EDM all you want, but when you watch a DJ like Diplo pogo around a stage like a Tiddly Wink, it’s hard not feel like he’s overcompensating in some way for the fact that he isn’t actually playing a real instrument like a guitar. When you watch and listen to a virtuoso guitar player—whether it’s an old school bluesman like B.B. King, a classic rock god like Keith Richards, or a more modern star like Gary Clark, Jr. or John Mayer—there is a soul and a character that comes out of each note that they strum, pick, or finger. In most cases, those characteristics are given voice because the same level of soul and character was put into the construction of the instrument itself. That is certainly the case with the guitars that Bill Collings crafts. Based in the music mecca of Austin, Texas, Collings first began building instruments in the early 70s. They were almost instantly…