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 Mahogany...as 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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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
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
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Ebony Buttons
Body Binding: Tortoise
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Binding: 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"
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