2016 Collings Baby 1 SB

2016 Collings Baby 1 SB

Who but Bill Collings could have come up with this? No one, that’s who. Bill passed in 2017 and we miss him dearly; a genius, a character, and a truest of friends. The Baby 1 Model Collings is based on the Martin 14-fret Size 0 body but that’s where Bill takes over. Unlike the “smaller” Martins, all of which have a 24.9” scale, the Baby Collings guitars have a 24” scale, for terrific ease of playing and a gorgeous clear, round tone. The nut width here is 1-11/16” and the fingerboard and bridge are of finest ebony, as opposed to the less costly rosewood used on similar-looking Martins. But here is where the Collings genius really shines: the construction. Every single Collings guitar is not only built with insane precision of every joint, inside and out; every single Collings guitar has the top voiced and regulated, by hand, before assembly. There is a “certain something” about Collings guitars that no one else has ever been able to achieve, and it all comes from one place: Bill and his devotion to a set of standards that no one else can match. Bottom line here is that this Baby 1 SB (SB for Sunburst finish, at which they do a stunning, incomparable job) is one of the sweetest things this side of heaven. It’s warm, it's bright, it plays as smooth as silk, and it's in lovely condition. Originally bought at my store, its owner just found that he has too many guitars these days and decided to pass this one along to you, to appreciate and love. $3495 w/ohsc

w/ohsc

$3495.00
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