Collings Custom 03 12 Fret 12 String with Sitka Spruce and Flamed Maple ID-6992
Collings Custom 03 12 Fret 12 String with Sitka Spruce and Flamed Maple
With the exception of the Baby, the 0 is Collings 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.
Introducing Collings first 12-string model since the early nineties. This new 12-fret 0 body size features an elegant slotted peghead, 1 7/8" nut width, and comfortable 24 7/8" scale length. This custom O3 12 fret 12 string guitar was recently introduced at the Anaheim NAMM show and we are pleased to have it in our shop. This gorgeous instrument features the standard 03 appointments including Abalone rosette, 3 color mosiac backstrip, simple B/W/B Purfling, tortoise style body bindings and a Sitka Spruce Top.
Sitka Spruce isn't as stiff as Adirondack and has a lower stiffness-to-weight ratio. A positive side-effect of this more flexible soundboard is that it doesn't take near as much strength to produce tone. A player with a lighter attack or even fingerstyle players will find Sitka Spruce much more suited to their playing style.
The custom Flamed Maple used on the back and sides of this instrument is simply gorgeous, especially when set off by the tortoise bindings. Flamed Maple is known for it's clarity and focused high end, perfect for cutting through a bluegrass ensemble with ease. The tone of this instrument is punchy and incredibly powerful with virtually unlimited headroom.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Flamed Maple
Nut Width: 1 7/8"
Scale: 24 7/8" Short scale Length
Bracing: Non-Forward Shifted Tapered X-Bracing
Rosette: Abalone Rosette
Neck Wood: Flamed Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuners: Nickel Golden Age Tuners with 15:1 Ratio
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 3-style mosaic backstrip
Headstock Shape: Slotted
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 12
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Body Length: 18 3/16"
Total Length: 38"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: No Tongue Brace