01 12-FretWith softer contours and a longer body dimension than our 0 14-Fret model, the 0 12-Fret has a balanced and full tone with slightly more bass and overall volume. First introduced in 1854, the articulate tone and convenient size of the "0" 12-Fret body dimensions have remained popular to this day. Featuring a comfortable short 24 7/8" scale and a wide 2 5/16" string spacing at the bridge, this model is well suited to both finger style and strumming techniques and excels as a recording instrument. Convenient as a travel guitar but with the authoritative tone of a performance instrument, this model is versatile choice for any guitarist.
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 short 24 7/8 inch scale creates a warm note attack and lower tension string feel that lends itself well to a variety of playing styles.
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.
Tortoiseshell binding compliments the warm hues of a mahogany back and sides. A black and white wood rosette and mother of pearl dot inlays complete the simple but elegant 1-style appointments.
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
|Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
|Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing
|Ebony with MOP short dots
|14" - 26" compound
|Bridge Pins/End Pin
|Ebony with MOP dot
|Bone, 1 13/16"
|Tapered slotted square with volute
|Mortise & tenon hybrid
|Medium 18% nickel-silver
|Ebony with MOP Collings logo
|Pre-war scalloped X-brace
|High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
|High gloss polyester resin
|D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
|Deluxe hardshell case by TKL