Collings 0-1 Prototype

Not For Sale

This is the highly-anticipated prototype "single-0" model from Collings. A long-lost Martin model, reborn brilliantly in Collings' hands. Stu, here at the Emporium, had been talking to Bill and Steve at Collings for a couple of years about the 14 fret 0 model, introduced by Martin circa 1932 and discontinued in the '70s. Bill said find me one and we'll build it. We were able to locate a 1932 sunburst version in need of a lot of love. It was shipped to Austin. Fast forward several months, and now we are holding the prototype. This first Collings 0 is very true to an early 30s Martin 0-18. They just did a tremendous job with this guitar. Sonically, it is a cross between a strong OM and a warm 00, with some of the nicest aspects of each! One of the little know facts of this guitar is that the internal air volume is about the same as a 14 fret "00," as the"0" is in fact deeper. Martin probably envisioned this as an entry-level model, so they never made a rosewood version. Over time the demand for production time for "D" size guitars caused Martin to discontinue the model. We have a number of order slots allocated to the "0" and already have orders in from clients for all grades including Brazilian w/Adirondack Spruce top. In fact, we have Indian, Brazilian, Mahogany, and Maple versions coming. Pricing is the same as a Collings OM: from $3K to $10K, depending on tonewoods and appointments. Very elusive, very desirable neck profile, a slightly rounded, vintage Martin neck, 1 3/4" nut (1 11/16" available), 2 1/4" string spacing, 10" UB, 13 9/16" LB, 4 1/16" depth, 18 3/16" Body length. NOTE: This guitar is not currently for sale, but it is here in the store. We invite you to come in and pick on it a bit. Perhaps, you'll be enticed to get one for yourself. Many have so far.

Prototype - Not For Sale

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**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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