This custom Collings 03 from 2015 remains in excellent condition and throws out a TON of sound.  You'd be easily forgiven for thinking you were strumming a much larger guitar.  The guitar was very well cared for and bears no notable wear, with only some very light pick wear and scratches giving it away as a previously owned instrument. As with all torrefied instruments, whether what it offers is "better" is in the ear of the beholder--but it is undeniably different than a non-torrefied counterpart. It's noticeably warmer and more-open sounding, with the woodiness, snap and depth of a well played-in guitar. A joy to play, and a fingerpicker's dream guitar. Priced with hard case!


  • Select torrefied Adirondack spruce top
  • Madagascar Rosewood back and sides
  • Select abalone rosette
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding
  • Black/white wood purfling with 3-style mosaic backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Double bound square headstock with volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 3/4" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 24 7/8" Short scale Length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • 42 style snowflake fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Serial No. 24121

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