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Collings 03 Maple G 12-String

Collings 03 Maple G 12-String

Price: $8,625

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hardshell case included

Many elements must come together to make an excellent 12-string guitar. The perfect scale length, a comfortable neck carve, inspiring tonewoods, and body design all have to unite to create a great Instrument. It's no surprise that Collings has brought all those elements together; this maple body O3 12-string is an absolute joy to experience and a treat to play. The sound is rich, warm, and focused without the boomy bottom end that accompanies many 12 strings.

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Combining the timeless appearance and enduringly popular tone of the "0" body style with a 12-string configuration has resulted in this unique new model. With a sound that belies its small size, the 0 12-String has exceptional note separation with a quick attack and beautiful harmonic complexity. The smaller body dimension and short 24 7/8" scale also imparts a percussive quality to the note attack that makes this an exceptional finger style and recording guitar. With a sound and feel all its own, the 0 12-string brings something new to this classic design.

CRAIG'S POV

I am a big fan of 12 string acoustic guitars. As a session player, I’ve relied on them when a track needed to be enhanced; they provide that extra sonic spice that can transform just-good-enough to great. For me, they’re an invaluable musical tool, whether they’re the glue that holds the rhythm section together or as a solo instrument (a la Leo Kotke). The tricky part is finding a worthy 12-string. It just isn't easy. The truth is that many elements must come together to make an excellent guitar. The perfect scale length, a comfortable neck carve, inspiring tonewoods, and body design all have to unite to create a great Instrument.

It's no surprise that Collings has brought all those elements together; this maple body O3 12-string is an absolute joy to experience and a treat to play. The sound is rich, warm, and focused without the boomy bottom end that accompanies many 12 strings; it's pretty impressive. The fit, finish, and playability shows Collings at their best. The woods (flamed maple/German spruce), the tortoise bindings, and the slotted headstock add an elegance to this killer guitar.

The vibe is vintage and modern, all in one sublime package. Tune it in standard tuning, or drop it to D or C - the musical possibilities are only limited to your 12-string imagination. Grab it and have some fun; you deserve it.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

Serial #32498
TopGerman spruce
Back, sides & neckmaple, backstrip is 3-style (chevron)
Body bindingtortoise with b/w/b/w/b purfling
Fingerboard binding.100" tortoise with black/white purfling
Peghead binding.100" tortoise with black/white purfling
Bridgeebony large belly-style with 2 13/32" spacing
Fingerboardebony with no inlay, 14"-26" compound radius
Bridge pins/end pinebony with abalone dot
Saddle/nutbone, drop-in / bone, 1 7/8"
Neck profilemodified V
Peghead profiletapered slotted square with volute
Neck jointmortise & tenon hybrid
Truss rodfully adjustable
Fretsmedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead veneerebony with MOP Collings logo
Tunersnickel Golden Age Restoration w/ cream buttons (15:1 ratio)
Rosetteabalone
Scale length24 7/8"
Brace material/patternsitka spruce / scalloped X-brace
Body finish/neck finishhigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer / high gloss polyester resin
Pickguardtortoise
StringsD'Addario EJ-38 (.010"- .047")
Casedeluxe hardshell by TKL
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