Collings 03H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Herringbone
With the exception of the Baby, the 0 is our smallest guitar 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.
This instrument features a Sitka Spruce top combined with Indian Rosewood back and sides. This combination is favorable for many playing styles as it offers the most versatility in regards to heavy or light playing. Rosewood offers a lush, rich tone with lots of reverberation like properties and a full low end. Sitka can be played fingerstyle or with a flatpick and can excel at both.
It is ideal for flatpickers who don't require the stiffness of Adirondack, offering more volume and responsiveness from a lighter touch. When combined with rosewood on the back and sides, Sitka is very lush and has a warm, rich low end.
The herringbone purfle is a classy visual feature and we find it also adds to the tone and responsiveness of the instrument. By cutting into the outer edge of the soundboard and replacing with herringbone, you are making changes in how the top is isolated from the side of the guitar, how freely it moves and in what direction. In our experience the addition of the herringbone makes the guitar feel a bit more "opened up" right from the start.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: Long Diamond and Square Inlays
Rosette: Select Abalone rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 3-style mosaic backstrip
Headstock Shape: Double bound square headstock with volute
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
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: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 3: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish