003We 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.
From the starting point of the wood's density and rigidity, each acoustic guitar top is hand selected, evaluated, and graduated to its own unique thickness; maximizing the tonal potential of each top.
Each Collings acoustic guitar, from our most affordable model to the highest end, are built with the finest tonewoods available. Each wood is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected by master luthiers here at our shop who pick each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005” and .007” in final thickness, maximizing acoustic response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.
Premium Waverly open-gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation with a vintage aesthetic.
A fully bound neck and peghead, as well as an abalone rosette and gold hardware make 3-style acoustics our most fully appointed base model.
Our 12-fret slot headstock guitars feature a comfortable Modified V neck profile with a 1 13/16 inch nut width and 2 5/16 inch string spacing as standard, making them well suited to fingerstyle playing techniques.
|Back & Sides||E. Indian rosewood|
|Body Binding||Ivoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling|
|Fingerboard Binding||.060" ivoroid|
|Peghead Binding||.100" ivoroid with b/w purfling|
|Bridge||Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing|
|Fingerboard||Ebony with no inlay|
|Fingerboard Radius||14" - 26" compound|
|Bridge Pins/End Pin||Ebony with abalone dot|
|Nut||Bone, 1 13/16"|
|Neck Profile||Modified V|
|Peghead Profile||Tapered slotted square with volute|
|Neck Joint||Mortise & tenon hybrid|
|Truss Rod||Fully adjustable|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings logo|
|Tuners||Gold Waverly (16:1 ratio)|
|Scale Length||24 7/8"|
|Brace Material||Sitka spruce|
|Brace Pattern||Pre-war scalloped X-brace|
|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|