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Collings Custom DS1 H All Honduran Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-11593


Collings Custom DS1 MH all Honduran Mahogany

This is the original 12-fret dreadnought shape, first designed as an oversized Hawaiian guitar almost a century ago. We've retained the shape and wide neck with slotted headstock from that bygone era, but our DS models are thoroughly modern guitars with a unique sound all their own.

The beauty of the longer body and bridge position of the Collings Custom DS1 is the rich warmth and smoothness that most 14-fret dreadnoughts lack. The longer body makes for more air volume, which allows greater amplitude, sustain, and increased bass response.

When comparing the DS1 to the D1, the warmth and increased low-end is apparent right away. The versatility of the DS1 allows any player to quickly switch from driving flatpicking to mellow fingerstyle work without a hitch.

The topwood on this Collings OM1 Guitar is made from Honduran well as the back and sides. The gorgeous back and sides provide a flat EQ response, dry, crisp note character, and certainly definition of note. When played chordally, Mahogany will allow you to hear each and every note in a complex chord, plus single note runs will be crystal clear. This instrument is a dream come true for those who prefer mahogany.

Whether flatpicked or played fingerstyle, these guitars have lots of headroom and the wide dynamic range invites everything from mellow accompaniment to biting leads. The wider neck give plenty of room to articulate every note this beauty has in it.

This Custom DS1 features upgraded appointments such as Herringbonbe top purfle, Tortoise bound body, fingerboard, and peghead, Ebony fretboard with No Inlay, No Tongue Brace, and a full Walnut Stain Finish!

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Collings Custom DS1A


Shipping Weight: 68 lbs

Serial: 27320

Top Wood: Honduran Mahogany

Back Wood: Honduran Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 13/16"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-war Scalloped Bracing

Inlays: No Inlay

Rosette: Herringbone

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Ebony Buttons

Purfling: B/W

Body Binding: Tortoise

Fretboard Binding: Tortoise

Headstock Binding: Tortoise

Pickguard: Tortoise

Headstock Shape: Slotted

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 12

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"

Body Length: 20 7/8"

Total Length: 40 1/8"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Original Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 3: Setup Low E: 3/32"

Misc. 4: Setup High E: 2/32"

Misc. 5: Walnut Stain Finish