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Collings 01E Steel String Acoustic Guitar

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The Collings 01E is a slightly customized version of Collings’ smallest regular guitar – the 01 – with an Engelmann spruce top rather than the stock Sitka Spruce.

In terms of body style, the Collings 01 is derived from a Ditson version of the Martin single-0 guitar.

Engelmann spruce can be a bit warmer and more responsive, and more suited to fingerstyle and softer playing than Sitka spruce – which can be very bright and punchy and really work well for hard strumming. Engelmann spruce also tends to open and mature in tone faster than Sitka. Finally and visually, Engelmann is really quite a bright white, moreso than Adirondack or Sitka.

Read about the Collings 01E at the Collings Website here

Serial Number

Varies as new – the example shown here is 22749, built during 2014 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas, USA.

Pricing

$4795 Canadian dollars, or $3775 US dollars (based on a 1.27% exchange rate).

NOTE: Exchange rates change daily. Prices shown are based on Canadian dollar prices.

The Collings Hard shell arch top TKL case is included.

Neck

Mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard. The 01 comes with a stock short scale length of 24 7/8 inches, and this example has a 1 3/4 inch nut width. 14 inch to 26 inch compound fingerboard radius and Mother of Pearl dot inlays.

Frets

20 frets, 14 to the body; Medium profile 18% nickel silver fretwire.

Body

Collings 01 (Single 0) body with Engelmann Spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Scalloped (pre-war style) Spruce braces. Faux Tortoise binding and pickguard. Ebony bridge.

Finish

High gloss clear nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Collings finishes are characteristically very level and are about the best you’ll see.

Hardware/electronics

Nickel-plated Waverly 16:1 ratio tuners, bone nut and saddle, ebony bridge pins and endpin.

Playability/Action

Collings guitars leave their shop with a very good setup. Of course, we will be happy to make any adjustments the player requires.

Case

Black Hardshell Arch-Top Collings case included – made by TKL (the ‘Canadian Case’).


 


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  • Model: 01E
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

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