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!
Cocobolo is a dense, stiff tropical hardwood from Mexico, cocobolo produces a fairly bright overall tone emphasized by sparkling treble notes. Sonically it resembles koa but resonates a little deeper on the low end. The tone is fast, responsive, and articulate(a definite favorite of ours here in the shop).
Other great additions on this Collings D3 is the wonderful 42 style Abalone Top Border, the 45 Style Snowflake Inlays, the Torch headstock inlay, a cutthrough saddle, and adirondack braces.
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back Wood: Cocobolo
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing
Inlays: 45 Style Snowflake Inlays
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly Style Bridge
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Gold Waverly Tuners
Body Binding: Custom 42 Style
Fretboard Binding: "0.60" Binding
Headstock Binding: .100 Ivoroid w/ B/W Purfling
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Abalone Torch
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V Shape
Case: Collings Vintage Style Handcrafted Case