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We offer the 00 in its original, 12-fret configuration, a guitar shape that was first designed around the time of the Civil War. Its dimensions are similar to a typical classical guitar, with a slotted headstock and small pyramid bridge. The comfortable size and timeless appearance of the Collings 00 is matched by the ease of playing a wide neck and shorter string scale affords. The tone is typically balanced and precise, and we've seen it adopted for a wide range of playing styles from simple vocal accompaniment to ragtime solos. When you want the durability of a modern guitar but one that appears rooted in an earlier, simpler time, the 00 is a versatile choice.

Standard Features Include:

  • Select sitka spruce top
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
  • Grained ivoroid top/back body binding
  • Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square slotted headstock with volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony pyramid-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 12th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 5/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 13/16" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Abalone diamond and square fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Waverly slot-head tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Top Options:

  • Sitka spruce (standard)
  • Adirondack spruce
  • European spruce
  • Engelmann Spruce

Design Options:

Finish Options:

  • Sunburst Top
  • Varnish Finish
  • Satin Neck

Bone Nut

Inlay Options:

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This short documentary film examines acoustic guitar building at Collings Guitars and the focus on quality that has come to define the company culture.


  • Body Length: 19 3/8"
  • Body Depth at Side: 4"
  • Lower Bout Width: 14 1/4"
  • Total Length: 38"
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 13/16"


  • Factory Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
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