You can’t help but smile when you are playing a parlor-sized guitar with big sound that belies its size. You smile that much wider when it’s a Collings. This brand new Baby 2H is the first time I’ve sampled Collings’ smallest offering, and it is a wonder. Oh, Baby! Lifetime warranty and hardshell Collings case. Serial #31217

Collings sez:  “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 ¾ size version of our OM, 12 ½ inches wide in the lower bout with a 24 ⅛ 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.”

Here it is compared in size to my personal Martin D-41 Special dread.


Condition: New; Top: Select sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, modified V “Baby” neck carve; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 12 1/2; Depth: 3 15/16; Scale: 24 1/8; Binding: Ivoroid; Purfling: Herringbone; Rosette: ivoroid/tortoise/b-w; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $4525