Special Custom Order made for Collings Guitar Forum member as written on the internal label with special choice Bearclaw Airondack spruce top and “Vintage Now” Neck ahape

The chunkiest neck option is the standard Vintage neck profile, which has 2 3/8″ spacing at the saddle with 1 3/4″ at the nut. This neck profile was modeled after several pre-war Martin’s and is a noticeably larger neck. Like the “Vintage Now” neck, the neck shape is slightly rounder (less V) in the lower position and moves towards a modified V shape as you go up the neck. The neck depth (including the fingerboard) is typically .845″ at the 1st fret and 1.020″ at the 9th fret. The fingerboard width measures 2.240″ at the 12th fret.


Top Bearclaw Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides E. Indian rosewood
Neck Honduran mahogany
Body Binding Ivoroid with herringbone purfling
Fingerboard Binding None
Peghead Binding None
Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 3/8″ spacing
Fingerboard Ebony with abalone short diamond & squares
Bridge Pins/End Pin Ebony with MOP dot
Nut Bone, 1 3/4
Saddle Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile  Vintage
Peghead Profile Tapered 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 Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip 2-style (Zipper)
Rosette iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
Scale Length 25 1/2″
Brace Material Adirondack
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