Collings Baby 2HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood
Colling's 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. While lacking the deep bass of larger guitars the tone is remarkably balanced, with adequate volume for most applications. 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.
We are 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.
This Baby 2H features a custom German Spruce top, standing up to flatpicking, fingerpicks, and bare fingers alike and a shop favorite here at Artisan, especially matched with Indian Rosewood. German Spruce is one of the most versatile tonewoods, offering the perfect balance between responsiveness and headroom. The beautiful Indian Rosewood back and sides bring the guitar balance and warmth. This set of Indian Rosewood not only looks absolutely stunning.. it sounds incredible!
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Shipping Weight: 68
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 fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Crosscut Grained Ivoroid and Wood Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony bridge pins and end pin
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Stained Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 3 15/16"
Lower Bout Width: 12 1/2"
Body Length: 17 1/8"
Total Length: 36 1/2"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod