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With softer contours and a longer body dimension than our 0 14-Fret model, the 0 12-Fret has a balanced and full tone with slightly more bass and overall volume. First introduced in 1854, the articulate tone and convenient size of the "0" 12-Fret body dimensions have remained popular to this day. Featuring a comfortable short 24 7/8" scale and a wide 2 5/16" string spacing at the bridge, this model is well suited to both finger style and strumming techniques and excels as a recording instrument. Convenient as a travel guitar but with the authoritative tone of a performance instrument, this model is versatile choice for any guitarist.

Standard Features Include:

  • Select sitka spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
  • Tortoise-style top/back body binding
  • Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square slotted headstock with volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 12th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 5/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 13/16" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 24 7/8" Short scale Length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Top Options:

  • Sitka spruce (standard)
  • Adirondack spruce
  • European spruce
  • Engelmann Spruce
  • Mahogany

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Finish Options:

  • Sunburst Top
  • Varnish Finish
  • Satin Neck

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  • Body Length: 19"
  • Body Depth at Side: 4"
  • Lower Bout Width: 13 3/4"
  • Total Length: 37 3/4"
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 13/16"


  • Factory Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
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