TME is happy to offer the 78th Collings archtop guitar; and if you've spent any time on the Collings website drooling over these unobtainable works of art, this guitar might look familiar.

The AT-17 represents the pinnacle of Bill Collings' work as a luthier: these instruments were made by Bill alone, and exhibit the most decadent appointment level in the Collings archtop lineup. This particular guitar is perhaps the most high-profile AT-17 ever made. It's fully wood-bound, with a gorgeous, full-body tangerine sunburst finish, and it's outfitted with a Collings-installed floating pickup.

The guitar was inspected, setup, and buffed by Aaron Huff (Bill's protege) at the Collings factory in 2020 and has seen very little use since. 

A historically-significant and beautiful-sounding instrument that'd be the jewel in any Collings collection. Priced with deluxe Karura fiberglass flight case.

  • Fully hollow X-braced design
  • Fully Carved Premium figured maple body
  • Fully carved Spruce top
  • Flamed Koa bindings and rear headstock veneer
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • 14"-26" fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • 25.5" Scale length
  • Kent Armstrong pickup
  • Karura Case
  • Serial No. 78
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
11 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
3:42 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.