This Collings 01 guitar is a gorgeous playing and sounding small bodied guitar that puts out a heck of a lot more tone and volume than you would think would come out of such a small instrument. When we first unpacked it and took it out of the case the guitar was still in tune! We then proceeded to try it out and about 2 hours later we finally put it down. What a tremendous guitar for such a small package!
Incredible fingerpicking guitar, as the smaller scale allows you to reach some hard to reach shapes often found in solo fingerstyle guitar pieces when you are trying to get both the bass notes and melodic notes cleanly.
When we tried it out with a flatpick the guitar just exploded in tone! Somehow it handled the harder attack of bluegrass style flatpicking guitar without breaking up at all.
Unfortunately, this Collings 01 guitar received some shop damage when we bumped it with a camera while shooting it. There is a small ding on the back of the guitar (see the last 2 photos). Contact us to find out your price.
Select sitka spruce top
Mahogany back & sides
Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
Tortoise-style top/back body binding
Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip
Pre-war scalloped bracing
Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Square headstock with no volute
15 degree headstock angle
Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing