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Collings 003


Serial Number: 27442
Top: Sitka spruce
Back & Sides: E. Indian rosewood
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Ivoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling
Fingerboard Binding: .060" ivoroid
Peghead Binding: .100" ivoroid with b/w purfling
Bridge: Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with no inlay
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with abalone dot
Nut: Bone, 1 13/16"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck: Profile Modified V
Peghead Profile: Tapered slotted square with volute
Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead: Veneer Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Gold Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 3-style (Chevron)
Rosette: Abalone
Scale Length: 24 7/8"
Brace Material: Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
Pickguard: Tortoise
Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
Case: Deluxe Hardshell case by TKL


This Collings 003 Guitar is like a nice men's suit- it is comfortable, stylish, and yet understated. The pearl rosette, pyramid bridge, gold tuners, and fully bound neck and headstock all pair to present a touch of elegance to this otherwise simple instrument. Yet, with this instrument you don't just settle for nice cosmetics as this guitar contains one of the biggest voices from a double 0 size instrument in our shop. After a few minutes with this guitar one can see why the Collings brand has become held in such high regards.