Collings 00-42 Koa (2017)



This show-stopping 00-42 from Collings Guitars was originally built for display at the 2018 NAMM show. And after looking at it, it's not hard to understand why. The exquisitely figured Koa back and sides set the stage for the rest of this guitar's elegant presence; and the abalone peghead border takes things right over the top. Luckily, it's not style over substance here: this little lap piano can fill a room with tone. And the German Spruce top provides headroom galore -- enough to satisfy heavy flatpickers (but let's be honest, this is a guitar that just begs to be played delicately, doesn't it?). The guitar's condition is minty clean, while it's been played over the last couple years, we're betting most folks who handle it will think it's a new guitar.

If you've been waiting to add a lifetime small-bodied guitar as a foil to your dreadnought, we can't think of a better candidate. Priced with its original TKL hard case from Collings! On consignment. 


  • Select European spruce top
  • Premium Hawaiian Koa back and sides
  • -42 Style Abalone Purfling
  • Abalone Peghead border
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square slotted headstock with volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony pyramid-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 12th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 5/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 3/4" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 24 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Waverly slot-head tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
  • Serial No. 27818

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