On Saturday at the NAMM show in Anaheim, Collings Guitars unveiled the 2nd Pete Huttlinger Signature model. It's absolutely beautiful and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Pete Huttlinger Fund for Adult Congenital Cardiac Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Here's the press release:
Famed guitarist Pete Huttlinger loved fly fishing almost as much as he loved playing guitar. Now, Collings Guitars has blended Pete’s two loves into one beautiful 2nd Limited Edition OM1 Cutaway, a replica of Huttlinger’s favorite guitar that he used for touring and numerous recordings. Huttlinger, who passed away January 15, 2016, had a long and significant relationship with the Austin-based guitar company, founded by luthier Bill Collings. The performer died from a stroke, a complication of his congenitally affected heart.
The new model was released on Saturday (1/21) at Winter NAMM (National Assn. of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, CA. The company issued this statement regarding the project:
An incredible guitar player, and a friend to many here at the Collings shop, Pete Huttlinger has remained the first and only player to have a signature model Collings guitar. An initial run of these guitars was offered from 2011 to 2013, and we are excited to once again offer Pete’s favorite model of Collings guitar in his honor. This second run of limited edition models will feature a custom fly fishing inlay, reflecting his long-time love of the sport. The first 15 that are produced will also feature his handwritten signature on the label inside the guitar.