2015 Collings 0003 G SS
Its no secret that we love to see Collings in the shop, and this amazing 2015 0003 G SS might be my favorite one this year.
This 0003 features a wonderful German Spruce
top. German Spruce provides a rich, complex
tone and is perfect for many players who play
fingerstyle as well as flatpick. German Spruce
is stiffer than Sitka, providing more
headroom and power, yet more flexible than
Adirondack so that it responds well to a lighter
attack. This allows the guitar to be played
fingerstyle while maintaining a high level of
comfort, without sacrificing the invaluable
headroom offered by a stiffer spruce.
The set of Indian Rosewood on the back and
sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing
overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined
trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich
and warm, yet well defined and easily
On an open strum, the words clarity and
richness come right to mind. The trebles are
clean and defined without overpowering the
overall richness of the bottom-end.
The tone of this guitar is massive, very
deserving of the Collings name on the
headstock. Low end is rich and powerful, while
the highs are crystal clear and extremely
responsive. The overall sound is loud and
punchy and sounds incredibly pure and sweet
With only some light surface scratches on the
pickguard, this guitar was obviously well looked after and
maintained. Outstanding instrument.
Original TKL archtop case included.
- Serial #22524
- German spruce top
- Adirondack braces
- Pre-war scalloped X-bracing
- Indian rosewood back and sides
- 1 and 13/16th's nut.
- Modified V neck
- 24 and 7/8th scale
- Abalone rosette