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Collings hits the sweet spot with the new 00 14-Fret Series acoustics

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Collings has introduced the 00 14-Fret Series, featuring a new acoustic guitar body size that “finds the sweet spot between a small-bodied and mid-sized instrument while bringing to the table a distinctive voice and character all its own.”

The guitars feature a shorter 24 7/8” scale length and a relatively broad waist, which Collings says allows for delicate top-voicing and more openness, as well as midrange resonance and low-end definition.

The line is comprised of four models – the 001 and 002H, as well as the Traditional Series 001 T and 002H T, which boast woods selected by master luthiers and joined together using animal protein glue.

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001 14-Fret

001 14-Fret (Image credit: Collings)
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001 14-Fret T

001 14-Fret T (Image credit: Collings)
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002H 14-Fret

002H 14-Fret (Image credit: Collings)
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002H 14-Fret T

002H 14-Fret T (Image credit: Collings)

Features include solid Sitka spruce tops, Honduran mahogany backs, sides and necks and compound radius ebony fingerboards. The 002H and 002H T models swap East Indian rosewood for the mahogany backs and sides.

Finish is a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer (extra thin on the T models).

For more information, head to Collings

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.