PreOwned Collings 0001E Custom Engelmann and Mahogany Guitar 2012
This 2012 PreOwned Collings 0001E Custom Engelmann and Mahogany is in Excellent + Condition with no wear to mention. We have attempted to capture these in the detailed photos below.
The 12-fret 000 has the same general appearance as the Collings 00, but in a larger size with longer string scale. Although it's the same width and depth as the OM, the longer body typically produces more bass and overall volume. This makes the Collings 000 ideal for string-band purists or any guitarist who wants a maximum of power from an instrument of comfortable size with an elegant, old-time appearance.
This 000 features a Select Engelmann Spruce top with a Mahogany back and sides. The choice of Engelmann Spruce is ideal for fingerstyle players, or those with a softer touch. Known for being softer then Sitka, Engelmann Spruce has richer, more complex tone; while being exceptionally responsive. Collings consistenly supplies some of our best sounding instruments.
Includes the Original Hardshell Case.
More About The Builder:
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Houston, Texas in the mid-1970s. More interested in guitars and engineering than in medical school, he took a job at a machine shop and began building guitars on his kitchen table with just a few hand tools. Coming from a family of engineers, Bill’s experience as a craftsman and his natural curiosity equipped him to experiment and quickly improve his craft. Before long his instruments were in the hands of local talents Rick Gordon and Lyle Lovett, which led more Texas players to seek out Bill for custom guitars. After building about fifty guitars and a few banjos in Houston, he headed west to pursue lutherie in southern California. Along the way, he befriended Austin luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. Having found like-minded instrument makers, Bill decided to stay and share space in Tom’s shop. By the mid-1980s, Bill was building flattop and archtop acoustic guitars in his own small shop. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1,000-square-foot space and hired two helpers.
That same year, George Gruhn, the acclaimed collector and purveyor of vintage fretted instruments and owner of Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, asked Bill to make 24 custom “Gruhn” guitars, giving the Austin luthier national exposure. In the spring of 1992, Bill moved his guitar-making operation into a 3,200-square-foot feed store he purchased on the outskirts of Austin. By this time musicians such as Pete Townshend, Joni Mitchell and Brian May were playing Collings instruments and demand continued to grow. The existing shop tripled in size and its staff increased to 50 full-time employees. By 2005, Bill broke ground for a new 27,000-square-foot shop featuring CNC technology that modernized machining processes and made parts production more consistent, accurate and safe. As the business grew and processes were refined, one thing remained the same: Bill Collings’ commitment to build the finest stringed instruments available.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 13/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 1-style backstrip
Headstock Shape: Collings
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 12 Fret
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
Misc. 4: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 5: 2 5/16th string spacing