Collings Baby 2H 18512 Acoustic Guitar  From Collings

Smallest Collings acoustic model - BIG sound!

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Suprisingly loud little guitar!  We've seen a handful of nice small-bodied guitar at the Sound Pure shop over the years but this Baby 2H from Collings is by far the nicest one yet!

Even tonal range, top to bottom, unbeatable fit and finish.. easy to travel with.  Time to impress your friends or just have a nice small guitar for home and studio use.

Call or Email Sound Pure today for more info on this great little acoustic!  If you don't see exactly what you are looking for on our website, be sure to call and talk about custom orders and build slots.  We can get you a dream Collings guitar faster than you may think!

Collings Baby 2H Acoustic Guitar played by Keith Ganz

The Baby 2 H by Collings is an impressive petite acoustic-guitar with a lot of spunk! This smaller acoustic has even tonal range from top to bottom despite lacking deep bass of larger guitars and a remarkable fit and finish. At ¾ the size of a traditional OM guitar, Collings brings you a guitar ideal for traveling musicians as well as an everyday tool for songwriters. This little gem is designed with Select Sitka Spruce and East Indian Rosewood back and sides though it can be custom made with different woods and finishes if desired. Special thanks to Keith Ganz for his marvelous playing; for questions and orders please contact our friendly and informative staff here at SoundPure, 919.682.5552

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

Our smallest model is a rarity among fractional size guitars: most listeners never guess that it's not a full-size instrument unless they see it being played. While lacking the deep bass of larger guitars the tone is remarkably balanced, with adequate volume for most applications. The Collings Baby is approximately a 3/4 size version of our OM, 12 1/2 inches wide in the lower bout with a 24 1/8 inch scale, and the headstock and bridge are scaled to match. Sometimes the Baby is used as a travel guitar, but it often sees duty as a songwriter's tool, the guitar that's ready at a moment's notice and can be played while seated in any position. The same wide range of woods and options offered on other Collings models are available on the Baby as well, but rosewood versions with a spruce top are by far the most popular.

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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite of electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

 

  • Select Sitka spruce
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Grained ivoroid binding
  • Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
  • Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Honduran Mahogany Neck
  • Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay
  • Mother-of-pearl Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Waverly tuners
  • Body Length: 17 1/8"
  • Body Depth: 3 15/16"
  • Lower Bout Width: 12 1/2"
  • Total Length: 36 1/2"
  • Scale Length: 24 1/8"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Strings

    Factory Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")