Collings 01 12 Fret guitars are a joy to play. With softer contours and a longer body dimension than an 0 14-Fret model, the 0 12-Fret has a balanced and full tone with slightly more bass and overall volume. This Collings O1 has a Sitka Spruce top which gives this guitar more intricate tone without being as stiff as Adirondack. You'll get more velocity control on the low end and still be able to drive the top a little bit before the tone starts breaking up.
The Sitka top compliments the Mahogany Back and Sides very well. Mahogany guitars have great note definition, dry and crisp. It also features a comfortable short 24 7/8" scale, a 1 13/16"Nut Width and 2 5/16" string spacing at the bridge, this model is a perfect choice for the finger-stylist aficionado.
This guitar is perfect for travel or sitting on the couch. Perfect to take to songwriting sessions, recording studios, or to the stage.
Top: Sitka spruce
Back and Sides: Honduran mahogany
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding: None
Peghead Binding: None
Bridge: Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP short dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut: Bone, 1 13/16"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: Modified V
Peghead Profile: Tapered slotted square with volute
Neck Joint: Mortise and tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette: b/w Purfling
Scale Length: 24 7/8"
Brace Material: Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
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