Collings Baby 1, Maple & Sitka Spruce


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Though small, the Collings Baby 1 is still mighty. Measuring at about 3/4 of the size of Collings’ OM style guitars, the Baby makes a great travel guitar and is a songwriter’s secret weapon. Hand-selected and hand-voiced Sitka spruce top and maple back and sides come together to create a tone that is clear and bright, yet balanced, with a dynamic range that could sing out even in jam settings. Its small profile, modified V neck, and shorter scale length make it effortless to play for hours on end. These features, paired with a classic rosette and purfling, make the Collings Baby 1 ideal for both fingerstyle players and flatpickers looking for a travel-sized songwriting guitar that inspires creativity.

  • Model: Baby
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Maple
  • Neck: Maple with modified V profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Bridge: Ebony, belly
  • Nut and saddle material: Bone
  • Saddle type: Drop in, compensated
  • Brace pattern: Pre-war scalloped X
  • Scale length: 24-1/8"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Lower bout: 12-1/2"
  • Depth: 3-15/16"
  • Serial number: 32195
  • Case: TKL hardshell


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