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2008 Collings 0002MRGSBCVARNOHWOW


Soundboard: German Spruce
Back/Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Bracewood: Spruce


Body Style: 000
Bracing: Prewar Scalloped
Neck Profile: Standard
Headstock: Traditional Square
Cutaway: Venetian
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Frets to Body: 12
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Width at Bridge: 2 3/16"
Body Depth: 4"


Inlay: Diamond and Square
Headplate: Brazilian
Tuners: Waverly Bronze
Binding: Tortoise
Backstrip: Style 3
Rosette: Herringbone
Purfling: Line
Pickguard: Dalmation
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Electronics: None
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Case: Original Hard



A Collings enthusiast ordered this dream combination from Bill and the gang some time ago. Since the order date, he found his tastes had changed somewhat, and to make matters worse, the guitar was finally completed a very inopportune time. So to make a long story short, this remarkable as new custom Collings beauty has been made available...and I'm glad I got a crack at it! The two piece Madagascar Rosewood back is attention-getting and then some, which beautiful inking and spider-webbing reminiscent of Brazilian rosewood. A creamy German Spruce top has been supplemented with a pale burst and an abalone rosette. The 12 frets to the body/cutaway/000 combination yields an instrument that's very comfortable and very meaty when it comes to tone. It has a complex sound with some delightful 12 fret throatiness...very reminiscent of the Blazer & Henkes 000-42 that has drawn rave reviews before and after we sold it. The varnish finish has barely had time to dry on this one and it already sounds great, so the future bodes well for the lucky next owner. With all of the high quality options, the original list price on this guitar was $8800.

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