Collings 0001 Maple

Collings 0001 Maple

Sitka Spruce & Maple
1-13/16" Nut • 25-1/2" Scale

Regular price $4,500 Sale #26622

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Sitka Spruce Top

Sitka is an excellent all-purpose wood that performs well in nearly any situation. Its blend of strength, stiffness, and density produce a well rounded tone with ample warmth and complexity. 

Sitka's large dynamic range means it maintains most of its tonal qualities at any volume level. Whether you're swatting out a bluegrass rhythm or playing an intricate fingerstyle piece, Sitka will respond with its signature crispness, clarity, and depth.

Maple Back & Sides

Maple typically has fewer overtones and a faster decay than other popular tonewoods, leading to a tone that's clear and defined with a "sparkly" quality unlike anything you'll hear in mahogany or rosewood.

While maple has a reputation in some circles as being excessively bright, Collings' meticulous wood selection and voicing techniques result in maple guitars that bring out the best qualities of this beautiful wood.

Modified V Neck Profile

Collings Modified V neck profile diagram

Designed for versatility and comfort, the Modified V is Collings' standard neck profile and is used on the majority of their guitars.

Most players find the Modified V to be perfect for a wide variety of styles. It's full enough to remain comfortable during long play sessions, but slim enough to be fast and precise when the situation demands it. 

The Modified V does have a noticeable "V" shape, but it's relatively soft and subtle.

Compared to the low-profile necks found on most Martin and Taylor guitars, the Modified V has a similar depth but is a bit more angular. Most Martin and Taylor players will feel right at home on a Modified V neck.

The Modified V neck is available in a several nut widths and typically has a string spacing of 2-3/16". A handful of Collings models with wider nut widths (such as the 00/000 and DS) have a 2-5/16" string spacing.

The neck depth (including fingerboard) is typically .860" at the 1st fret and .950" at the 9th fret. This dimension varies by a few thousands of an inch depending on the body size.

Body Size000
Top WoodSitka Spruce
Back & SidesMaple675
FingerboardEbony
Nut Width1-13/16"
Scale Length25-1/2"
String Spacing2-5/16"
Neck ProfileModified V
StringsD'Addario Light EJ16 (12 - 53)
CaseCollings TKL Deluxe Geib-Style Case

Customizations are highlighted in blue

Top Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Maple 675
Neck Honduran mahogany
Body Binding Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding None
Peghead Binding None
Bridge Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing
Fingerboard Ebony with MOP short dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin Ebony with MOP dot
Nut Bone, 1 13/16"
Saddle Bone, Drop-in
Neck Profile Modified V
Peghead Profile Tapered slotted square with volute
Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod Fully adjustable
Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette b/w Purfling
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Brace Material Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Pickguard Tortoise
Strings D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
Case Deluxe Hardshell case by TKL

 

0001 base price $3,825
Maple back & sides $675
Total $4,500

Founded by Bill Collings in 1973, Collings Guitars has grown to become one of the most respected names in acoustic music.

Tejon Street Music is proud to be one of the largest Collings dealers on the Front Range and a top 10 dealer in 2016.

Craftsmanship

There are few builders who can match Collings when it comes to fit and finish.

Their instruments have clean, sharp lines and mirror-like finishes. Even small details like the meticulously polished saddle and the crisp inlay work demonstrate Collings' uncompromising devotion to quality.

This fanatical attention to detail results in instruments that look as beautiful they sound.

Wood Selection

Every Collings acoustic guitar, from their most affordable model to the highest end, are built with the finest tonewoods available. Each wood is acquired, acclimated, and hand-picked by Collings' master luthiers who choose each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.

Hand-Voiced Top

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, Collings hand-voices each acoustic guitar top by sanding and carving it to the optimal thickness. This means that the character of the wood is shaped by a human ear and not an arbitrary number on a drum sander.

Tone

While tone is a subjective topic, we feel Collings instruments tend to have a complex, focused voice with excellent clarity and single note definition. 

They're extremely responsive, so you don't need to work very hard to produce great tone. That said, when you dig in you'll find that Collings guitars are some of the loudest, most powerful acoustic instruments around.

Every instrument naturally has its own unique personality depending on body size and tonewoods, but Collings' meticulous voicing and exacting construction techniques ensure that each guitar sounds as good as it possibly can.

Playability

Collings guitars and mandolins play exceptionally well right out of the box thanks to a combination of PLEK machine fret leveling and the skilled work of a Collings setup tech. 

Most players love the factory setup, but we're always happy to set up your new instrument to your exact preferences. The precision engineering of a Collings product means that we can work at tighter tolerances and make your guitar play EXACTLY the way you want.

Finish

One aspect of a Collings instrument that is difficult to capture in photos is the flat, glassy quality of their finish. It really has to be seen to be appreciated!

Collings' standard nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005" and .007" in thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.

Consistency

With the exception of certain hardware items, Collings makes nearly all components in house. Even simple parts like bridge pins and pickguards are fabricated in the Colling shop.

Collings also takes advantage of the latest technology in CNC and laser cutting to eliminate variance and ensure that each instrument meets Bill's incredibly high standards

This tight control over every facet of production means that Collings instruments are incredibly consistent in terms of build quality, playability, and tone.

Small Production

The big guys are making amazing instruments, but Collings' lower production levels mean that each guitar or mandolin gets a level of personal care and attention that's just not possible on a large production scale.

A few numbers to put things in perspective: Over the last several years, Collings produced around about 1,500 flat top guitars a year, or roughly four a day. The major US-based brands build 400 to 500 guitars a day.

Warranty

Collings instruments have a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

In the 10+ years we've been a Collings dealers we can count the number of warranty issues we've had on one hand, but it's nice to know the protection is there if you need.

View the full Collings warranty.