Bill Collings had a vision. It was to have a group of people create instruments that possessed the soul, sound and perfection that he tirelessly pursued and ultimately achieved. Though his physical presence is absent, his vision and principles have been instilled in the skilled team he selected and trained to continue his work and now his legacy. There is no substitute for hard work or the pursuit of perfection. Bill embodied these principles and so too does our team, which is dedicated to the same artistic mission he originally envisioned. Bill Collings will forever be in our hearts and minds while his life’s work will continue, unfaltering, in the hearts and hands of the Collings “family.”

The NAMM Foundation and Collings Guitars Announce The Bill Collings Memorial Fund

It was indeed an honor to have Chris Martin (CF Martin IV) put forward the idea of creating a fund in Bill’s memory. The venerable 185 year old Martin Guitar company was long an inspiration for Bill and this will be a long lasting acknowledgement of his contribution to our industry. Donations to this fund, per Chris Martin’s request, will be used for guitar related programs through the NAMM Foundation’s beneficiary organizations. We, at Collings Guitars Inc., appreciate any support of this fund in Bill’s name. Thank you very much.

Learn more about The Bill Collings Memorial Fund and please click here to make a tax deductible donation.

Please also consider a donation to one of the following charitable organizations:

The Bili Project Foundation
HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians)