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(USED) 1998 Collings Baby 2H, Sitka, EIR, Fishman Pickup – SOLD

(USED) Not a day goes by that we don’t get a request for a used, well-played Collings that might have some bumps and bruises, but is all broken in and ready for the stage/studio.  Here is just such a guitar, a 1998 Baby 2H that has been around, getting ready to celebrate its 20th birthday!

You’ve heard us say that the Baby is the “ultimate couch guitar,” and once you’ve heard one that is this warm and mellow, this comfortable with itself, you’ll immediately understand why.  To the uninitiated, the Baby is always a revelation, with disarming volume and all the tonal clarity that we’ve come to expect from Collings.  This particular guitar is as opened up as they come, and also one of the earliest examples that we’ve seen of this model.

No structural damage, but how many bumps and bruises does it actually have?  The worst of it is probably the back of the peghead, where there is some lacquer chipping (see photos).  The top and back have their share of dings, but no cracks and no deep scratches.  The neck has a couple shallow dings.  There is a bit of lacquer chipping in front of the bridge, which was common on Collings from the ’90s.  The frets are in miraculous condition for their age (we can’t say whether or not they are original, but they appear essentially untouched).  1 11/16″ nut width, 24 1/8″ scale.  Fishman Matrix pickup with soundhole volume/tone controls professionally installed, as is the strap button at the heel.  Comes with original hardshell case.

This is the one you’ve been waiting for!  List price on a new Baby went to $4200 in 2017… call us before we change our mind and decide to just keep this one here at the shop!

Serial #3938 (1998)
AMW Price: $2,650 (SOLD, A.L.)

Financing available through AFFIRM when purchased via Reverb.com

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