Designed by Folkway’s Mark Stutman and released as a 24 guitar limited production model, the 0002H Custom Traditional is Collings’ first Traditional Series 12-fret 000, and an exact recreation of the guitar Mark spec’d for 3-time Grammy winner Joe Henry.
Check out our listing for the right-handed version here.
Check out our listing for the left-handed version here.
No, it’s not a reversed photo. It’s a pair of Left-Handed Gibsons that were both built in 1935 and originally sold through Beare & Son in Toronto.
Prewar Gibson lefties are exceptionally rare, as you might imagine. This is the only lefty F-Style Mandolin we’ve ever seen, and the L-00 is one of two we’ve ever encountered. To have both in the shop at the same time is epic for us lefties.
These instruments were individually brought to our shop recently for consignment by their local custodians, each of whom are related to the original left-handed owners. They are now both listed for sale on our site.