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Collings Custom D3 w/ Adirondack Spruce & Cocobolo ID-13103


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.

Collings D42


Serial: 29306

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

Fretboard: Ebony

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

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Collings Vintage Style Handcrafted Case