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.
Shipping Weight: 20
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
Neck Wood: Mahogany with Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
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"
Case: Collings Custom Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 4: Weight : 4.8 Lbs