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Collings Custom D3 A Guitar Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood ID-11801


Collings Custom D3

The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings is certainly not the only company to build them, we bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar.

Although its bass response makes the dreadnought ideal for vocal accompaniment, Collings versions are also often employed by bluegrass flatpickers who must compete with inherently louder instruments such as banjos and fiddles. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.

The Adirondack Spruce drives the top of this guitar and provides ample power and headroom for heavy handed flatpickers while the fast response provides a much better fingerstyle experience!

The gorgeous set of Madagascar Rosewood on the back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated. The tone is especially balanced with lots of power and clarity, and a great low end as well.

Other great additions on this Collings D3 is the wonderful 42 style Abalone purfling, the Flowerpot headstock inlay, 1 3/4" Nut Width, and nickel Waverly tuners.

Collings D42


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 27193

Top Wood: Adirondack

Back Wood: Madagascar Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: Abalone Logo @ 12th Fret

Rosette: Abalone

Neck Wood: Mahogany with Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Purfling: Style 42 Abalone

Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Backstrip: Style 3 Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Abalone Flowerpot Inlay

Frets To Body: 14

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"

Body Length: 20"

Total Length: 40 1/4"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Collings Custom Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 4: Weight : 4.8 Lbs