Collings 02H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-6641
Collings 02H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood
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 02H is no different.
This guitar features a Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. The sitka top is great for players who desire a balanced tone, coupled with the quicker string response that Sitka spruce can offer. The soundboard (sitka) on this guitar produces a nice round low end that is powerful and very rich in tone. The back and sides feature a gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood. Rosewood is associated with rich, deep bases and sparkling high end with lots of power.
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.
This guitar is very responsive and will suit the needs of fingerstyle players very well. TheSitka Spruce 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: 20475
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 24 7/8"
- Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
- Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
- Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone nut and drop-in saddle
- Saddle Material: Bone Drop In
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard
- 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
- Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod
- Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish