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The dimensions of the Collings Guitars 001 MH are similar to the original design first introduced around the Civil War. The comfortable 12 Fret size and timeless appearance of the Collings 00 is matched by the ease of playing a wide neck and shorter string scale affords. The tone of a typical 00 is balanced and precise, and we've seen it adopted for a wide range of playing styles from the singer/songwriter fair to ragtime solos - but it really sings when used for fingerstyle.
Watch sideman and session guitarist extraordinaire Mark Goldenberg demonstrates his Collings OM2H and 001MH guitars below.
This gorgeous Collings OO1 MH features a mahogany top combined with mahogany back and sides. This is an absolutely wonderful sounding instrument. The mahogany top provides for more sustain, slower attack, as you would expect from a heavier top. Mahogany tops make for a friendly, sweet guitar that does not amplify mistakes. The mahogany back and sides are perfect for players who find rosewood too boomy. Lead players will appreciate the enhanced note definition and clarity, especially through the midrange frequencies.
This guitar excels at fingerstyle playing while also providing great projection and depth when strummed and flatpicked. The all mahogany construction provides a clear, woody, dry and airy tone that is very balanced and smooth thanks to the masterful voicing.