(NEW) Here it is, folks. Your reward for a life well lived. You work hard for the money, and your friends at AMW are going to treat you right!
This gorgeous 03 has, as we say, all the bells and whistles. At just slightly larger than a parlor guitar, the 12-fret 0 is the second smallest in the Collings lineup. Many call it the ultimate couch guitar. This particular instrument, then, is the ultimate of the ultimate.
It all starts with a German spruce top, which we adore for its rich, complex overtones and abundant headroom. When paired with rosewood back and sides, or a special tropical hardwood like the Wenge on display here, German spruce creates a beautiful and highly musical tone that is hard to beat. Speaking of Wenge, we are huge fans. Not only is it available perfectly quartersawn and with tight, uniform grain, it taps like Brazilian rosewood and imparts an instruments with the same lush and slightly dark sound as that (now very scarce) tonewood.
So we figured since this instrument was going to sound first rate, we may as well make it look that way, too. It has Collings' perfect Style 2 sunburst, a 42-style top border and abalone rosette, is fully bound in ivoroid, has a Style 3 marquetry back strip and gold Waverly tuners. It is a stunner.
The nut width is 1 3/4" and the string spacing is 2 1/4" at the saddle. The scale length is 24.9".
What else is there to say? Buy it for yourself or someone you love!
AMW Price: $8,975
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