You can’t help but smile when you’re playing a parlor, and this is Collings’ take on one, in a 2015 build that was done with the best of everything, starting with the top-of-the-line 3 designation. Sporting a German spruce top, with figured mahogany back and sides, and a 1 3/4 nut, this is one beautiful Baby. In excellent condition, with hardshell case.
Collings says: “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.”
Condition: Excellent, light play wear; Top: German spruce; Back and sides: Figured mahogany; Neck: Modified V (Baby), ebony fingerboard; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 12 1/2; Depth: 3 15/16; Scale: 24 1/8; Binding: Ivoroid; Rosette: abalone; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)