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Collings Custom DS1A w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Pre-Owned 2015 ID-12303


Pre Owned Collings Custom DS1A with Adirondack Red Spruce Top

This is the original 12-fret dreadnought shape, first designed as an oversized Hawaiian guitar almost a century ago. Collings retained the shape and wide neck with slotted headstock from that bygone era, but Collings 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 DS1A 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 DS1A to the D1A, the warmth and increased low-end is apparent right away. The versatility of the DS1A allows any player to quickly switch from driving flatpicking to mellow fingerstyle work without a hitch. 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 Pre Owned Collings Custom DS1A with Adirondack Red Spruce Top is in excellent condition with a few light scratches on the top. It has very minor fretwear and includes a Custom Red Calton Case.

Calton Cases

This Instrument includes a custom molded Red Calton case(estimated $1100.00) that is perfect for traveling all around the world and having peace of mind knowing that your guitar is safe and protected.

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Collings Custom DS1A


Serial: 23946

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 13/16"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Year: 2015

Inlays: None

Rosette: Black/White Purfling

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Bone

Tuners: Gold Waverly

Purfling: B/W/B/W

Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding

Pickguard: None

Backstrip: Simple Walnut

Headstock Shape: Slotted

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 12

Neck Profile: Modified V Shape

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: Red Calton Case

Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish