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Collings Custom 03 12 Fret 12 String with Sitka Spruce and Flamed Maple Original Prototype Pre-Owned 2013 ID-11502


Collings Custom 03 12 Fret 12 String with Sitka Spruce and Flamed Maple Pre-Owned 2013

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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.

This was the original prototype built in 2013!!

This instrument is in Excellent Condition with a few light pick scratches on the pickguard as well as a couple very light surface scratches on the side and back. All of these are very minimal and hard to detect with the eye.

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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs

Serial: 21225

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Flamed Maple

Nut Width: 1 7/8"

Scale: 24 7/8" Short scale Length

Year: 2013

Bracing: Non-Forward Shifted Tapered X-Bracing

Inlays: No Inlay

Rosette: Abalone Rosette

Neck Wood: Flamed Maple

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony Pins w/ MOP DOT

Tuners: Nickel Golden Age Tuners with 15:1 Ratio

Purfling: Black/white wood purfling

Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding

Fretboard Binding: Tortoise-style Binding

Headstock 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

Neck Profile: Wide Flat V

Body Depth: 4 1/8"

Body Length: 18 3/16"

Total Length: 38"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: No Tongue Brace

Misc. 2: Setup High E: 2/32"

Misc. 3: Setup Low E: 3/32"

Misc. 4: Weight : 4.0 Lbs

Misc. 5: Gloss Finish

Misc. 6: Original Prototype