Collings 0002H Figured Mahogany

Collings 0002H Figured Mahogany

Figured Mahogany & Figured Mahogany
1-13/16" Nut • 25-1/2" Scale

Regular price $5,400 + FREE SHIPPING Sale Serial 28895

Questions? Contact Sean and John at mail@avenueguitars.com or (719) 634-2228

A while back Collings offered a limited number of figured mahogany woods sets to their dealers. We settled on this custom 0002H and couldn't be happier with the result.

It's a standard 0002H 12-Fret guitar with optional figured mahogany top, back, and sides. This guitar is definitely one of the more striking Collings instruments we've had in our shop. Cosmetically it has a lot in common with koa, but it offers the warm, woody tone of an all-mahogany guitar.

This particular guitar has impressive bass and responsiveness--it's a very big-sounding small guitar. The 1-13/16" fingerboard and wide string spacing make this guitar (and other Collings 12-frets) ideal for fingerstyle playing.

000 12-Fret Body Size

The 12-fret 000 has the same general appearance as the Collings 00, but in a larger size with longer string scale.

Although it’s the same width and depth as the OM, the longer body typically produces more bass and overall volume. This makes the Collings 000 ideal for string-band purists or any guitarist who wants a maximum of power from an instrument of comfortable size with an elegant, old-time appearance.

Along with the usual options in woods, binding, and inlay, it is also available with a graceful cutaway.

Body Length 20-1/4"
Body Depth 4-1/8"
Lower Bout Width 15"
Total Length 39-1/2”

Mahogany Top

When used as a top wood, mahogany tends to produce a brighter, more punchy tone than spruce. It also has a distinctly woody quality that makes it popular with folk, blues, and roots players.

Mahogany is widely known for a crisp tone that leans towards the treble end of the spectrum, but we think that Collings' voicing and construction results in some of the warmest, sweetest-sounding mahogany top guitars on the market. Many players are pleasantly surprised at the complexity and rich tone offered by Collings' all-mahogany guitars.

Mahogany Back & Sides

Mahogany is known for its prominent mid-range and woody tonal qualities. It's a great all-around option for any player, but its direct, punchy voice makes it especially popular for styles requiring lots of projection and clarity. 

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.

Body Size000 12-Fret
Top WoodFigured Mahogany
Back & SidesFigured Mahogany
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

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

Avenue Guitars is proud to be a Collings Premier Dealer. This status is only given to the top 10 dealers out of nearly 150 Collings distributors worldwide

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.