Podcast 379: Steve McCreary (Collings Guitars & Mandolins)

Recorded live at the 2022 Fretboard Summit in Chicago: Steve McCreary, GM of Collings Guitars & Mandolins joins Fretboard Journal publisher Jason Verlinde for a candid discussion about the revered guitar and mandolin company.

During our session, we get Steve’s thoughts on numerous topics: Collaborating with Julian Lage on the Collings’ 470 JL and OM JL models; the work that went into the matching pairs of guitars that Collings made just for the Chicago Fretboard Summit (below); and how the company has changed since Bill Collings’ passing. Plus a lot more…

The Fretboard Summit took place August 25-27, 2022 at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music; we hope to return the Summit to Old Town once again in 2023.

Special thanks to our 2022 Fretboard Summit sponsors: Martin Guitar, Henriksen Amplifiers, Santa Cruz Guitar Co., Yamaha, Collings, RODE, Reverb, and Galloup Guitars.

This episode is sponsored by Peghead Nation (use the promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use the coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); Retrofret Vintage Guitars; Izotope (use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your Izotope purchase); and Calton Cases.

Above photo: Brannon Hancock