In many ways, the Collings 14-fret 00 body finds the perfect "sweet spot" between a small-body and a mid-size guitar. But at the same time, it brings something entirely new to the table: a couch-friendly guitar that sounds and looks like a million bucks.
This 002H 14-fret (serial #33274) is a lively, punchy little guitar. Its tone is bright and clear, but not lacking in mids or bass content. Whether you play it fingerstyle or with a pick, its tone feels balanced for its size. And speaking of size, this little guitar is so comfortable on your lap! Plus, the short 24-7/8" scale opens up bending and vibrato up and down the fingerboard. Long story short, this Collings is a joy to play.
We ordered this 002H 14-Fret to 100% catalog specs, and it's impressive to see what Collings offers at the standard level. This 002H is constructed of a Sitka Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. It has a 1-11/16" nut width, and the Modified V neck profile feels just right. Bold Herringbone purfling around the top edge is a classy touch.
- Top: Sitka spruce
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Honduran Mahogany
- Body Binding: Ivoroid with herringbone purfling
- Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2-3/16" spacing
- Fingerboard: Ebony with abalone short diamond & squares
- Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
- Bridge pins/End Pin: Ebony w/ Mother-of-Pearl dot
- Nut: Bone, 1-11/16"
- Saddle: Bone, drop-in
- Neck Profile: Modified V
- PEghead profile: Square w/ volute
- Neck Joint: Mortise & Tenon hybrid
- Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
- Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
- Peghead Veneer: Stained Exotic Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl Collings logo
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Backstrip: 2-Style (Zipper)
- Rosette: iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
- Scale Length: 24-7/8"
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Brace Pattern: Prewar scalloped X-brace
- Body Finish: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
- Neck Finish: High-gloss polyester resin
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Case: Deluxe hardshell by TKL
When it come down to it, there's something fun about this 002H 14-Fret. It's just such a sweet guitar. The tone is amazing for its size. This one will be hard to put down!