Collings Baby 2H German Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-5437
Collings Baby 2H German Spruce and Indian Rosewood
Collings smallest model is a rarity among fractional size guitars: most listeners never guess that it's not a full-size instrument unless they see it being played. The Collings Baby is approximately a 3/4 size version of their OM, 12 1/2 inches wide in the lower bout with a 24 1/8 inch scale, and the headstock and bridge are scaled to match. Sometimes the Baby is used as a travel guitar, but it often sees duty as a songwriter's tool, the guitar that's ready at a moment's notice and can be played while seated in any position.
Upon arrival at Artisan, we were all continually impressed with these small-bodied wonders. We find the tone to be quite large compared to what we expected out of such a small guitar. The low end is remarkable, even on par with many of the single and 00 models we see come through the shop. This is a guitar you can sit and play for hours on end without fatigue, thanks to the small profile and short-scale length. It's almost impossible to put down and offers many creative possibilities that you may not come up with on larger guitars.
The German Spruce top is highly responsive and can handle flatpicking quite well with a clear, focused, and round tone, although the guitar practically begs to be played fingerstyle with notes that seem to leap from the small sound cavity of this baby all the way up the neck.
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Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 1/8"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: Traditional diamond and square
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V
Body Depth: 3 15/16"
Lower Bout Width: 12 1/2"
Body Length: 17 1/8"
Total Length: 36 1/2"
FP Featured - Line 1: Collings Baby
FP Featured - Line 2: German Spruce