Collings 01A 12-Fret Torrefied Adirondack Sunburst Traditional


This Collings 01A 12-fret is without a doubt the staff-favorite guitar at the moment (the acoustic department, anyway). Since we can likely all agree that this guitar looks absolutely drool-worthy, let's get to the tone. This is only our second 12-fret 0 from the Collings "Traditional" line; and its torrefied Adirondack top imparts the same wide-open, bell-like tone we hear in the similar D1A we just received. A hugely resonant little guitar, it's actually a great little flatpicking machine: balanced all over the fretboard, with great response from the treble strings and a very powerful low E for bass runs. A knockout from our friends at Collings -- priced with one of their gorgeous handmade cases.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Honduran Mahogany back & sides
  • Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top
  • Animal Protein glue construction
  • Extra thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Sitka Spruce bracing
  • Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
  • Ebony pyramid-style bridge
  • 14" - 26" compound fingerboard radius
  • Custom wood rosette
  • Tortoise binding with custom wood purflings
  • Bone nut & drop-in saddle
  • Tortoise & tenon neck joint
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 2 5/16" string spacing
  • 24 7/8" scale length
  • Serial No. 28485

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