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If you have photos of your Collings Clarence White guitar, I would like to include them on the web site as well as list your guitars data. Please contact me and I'll let you know what information I publish on the web site.
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Tony Rice at Merlefest 1997 with Clarence White's D-28.

Here's Bill Collings in his shop holding a sunburst D-2H. This photo originally appeared in the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine article on Collings Guitars (Dan Miller took the photo). The guitar in the background up on the wall is my former CW-28 (2145)! It's famous!!


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  • I've noticed that photos of guitars from the "Unofficial Collings Clarence White" web site are magically starting to appear on eBay. Most have been from Indonesia. As of this writing, none of the guitars of this site live in Malaysia or Indonesia. Don't buy something like this from eBay unless you can speak to the person on the phone and know 100% that it is NOT a fraudulent auction. Please contact me if you have any questions on whether an auction is valid or not. - David
  • CW-28 - July 1989 is now available. It is one of the earliest Collings Clarence White 28's with no serial number.

  • CW-28 #919 is available for your drooling pleasure. Not only does it have a beautiful sunburst top, but the Brazilian Rosewood is stunning.

  • CW-28 #508 holds a significant place in the history of Louisiana's Cajun music because the former owner was the late, Dr. Tommy Comeaux.

  • CW-28 #300 is absolutely stunning! It has custom made gold Kluson tuners with gold Waverly buttons.

  • 12/28/2012 - I am finally updating a few things on the site and adding a few guitars.

  • As some of you may or may not know that the last Collings "Clarence White" guitar built by Collings was constructed in April of 2000. It is a 12-fret CW-28 made from John Holman's dark wood. It is serial number 5450 and was built in April of 2000.
  • In case you haven't heard, Collings is now making the second generation CW guitars, which are now known as the "Collings Winfield" (CW). Mahogany/Red Spruce (18) and Brazilian/Red Spruce (28) models are available. They will be available through your local Collings dealers. I will not be tracking Collings Winfield guitars on this web site, only the original Collings "Clarence White" guitars.

  • Concerning For Sale Stuff - Check out the new "Stuff For Sale" page. I'm happy to assist CW owners sell their instrument, but your best bet is to have my friend Kim Sherman at Cotten Music in Nashville sell your guitar for you. She has done a great job assisting many folks place their guitars in a new home. If you are interested in purchasing a classic Collings Clarence White, please contact me and I'll put you on the "want one" list and put you in touch when someone contacted me looking to sell their CW. Thanks - David


Collings Clarence White Guitar Data... several coming soon

Links to a few of my favorite spots on the web

Stuff For Sale

What is a Collings Clarence White guitar?


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