Collings 02H German Spruce and Indian rosewood ID-6515
Collings 02HG German Spruce Top and Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
With the exception of the Baby, the 0 is the smallest guitar from Collings and is offered with the same shorter scale found on the 12-fret 00. Although measuring only 13.5 inches in width (smaller than a typical classical guitar), the Collings 0 has tone and volume that belies its first impression as being less than full-sized. It can double as a travel guitar or a small OM, performing both roles equally well. The same neck and woods options offered with larger Collings models are available on the 0 as well, giving players an almost infinite range of tonal possibilities. Collings Single 0 series guitars are always highly impressive, projecting an almost unbelievable sound that is full of low end with an overall tone that is focused, powerful, and highly responsive. This Collings 02HG is no different.
German Spruce, a special appointment on this guitar, provides a rich, complex tone and is the perfect topwood for many players who play fingerstyle as well as flatpick. German Spruce is stiffer than Sitka, providing more headroom and power, yet more flexible than Adirondack so that it responds well to a lighter attack.
Other appointments include a custom nut width of 1 3/4" for those who find the standard 1 11/16" a bit too narrow for their playing style. Additionally, the Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.
This guitar is very responsive and will suit the needs of fingerstyle players very well. The German top can also take an impressive amount of flatpicking, though the 0 body size is more suited to players with a lighter touch. Tone is very clear with a vibrant and pleasant high end and just enough lows to balance the tone across the fretboard.
- Serial: 20198
- Top Wood: German Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 24 7/8"
- Bracing: Adirondack Braces
- Inlays: Traditional diamond and square inlays
- Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone nut and drop-in saddle
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Purfling: Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
- Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Herringbone
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Body Depth: 4 1/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 13 7/16"
- Body Length: 18 3/16"
- Total Length: 38"
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- Fully adjustable truss rod