Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156
Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156
Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156
Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156
Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156
Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156
Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156

Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace ID-6156

Collings CW Adirondack and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace

The Collings Winfield (or Collings CW) is a reissue of the famous Collings Clarence White model. Clarence White lead the way in presenting the acoustic guitar as a lead instrument in bluegrass music.It features an enlarged soundhole, bringing more projection, improving the listening experience for both player and audience; and the absence of the tongue brace - which helps bring even more resonance and volume. It also features a ebony bridge with 2 1/4 string spacing and a cut-through saddle.

Collings describes the Winfield on their website as: "a highly modified version of our standard dreadnought that features options commonly requested by flatpicking specialists. The combination of the stiff Adirondack spruce top with enlarged soundhole, supported by a top bracing pattern based on the earliest 14-fret dreadnoughts, make the Collings CW a bluegrass powerhouse. Everything about this model is designed to provide plenty of headroom and projection for aggressive playing, but not at the expense of good tone.

Full rich basses are complemented by clear, singing trebles with great clarity and sustain. The enlarged soundhole removes some of the "woofy" basses that so often plague larger instruments, especially in the recording process. The enlargement allows you to tailor the sound by placing a mic a bit closer to the soundhole with much less proximity effect, resulting in a more immediate and balanced sound, often heard on Tony Rice recordings. Chordal runs are clear and concise, individual notes are distinct, and single note solos are loud and defined. The removal of the tongue brace allows the top to resonate freely which makes this guitar a Bluegrass no brainer!

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Collings CW

Specifications:

Expected Arrival: 2012-3

Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 19421

Top Wood: Adirondack

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped Adirondack

Inlays: None

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Long Cutthrough Saddle

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Purfling: Herringbone

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: None

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: M.O.P. Collings Logo

Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"

Waist: 4 7/8"

Body Length: 20"

Total Length: 40 1/4"

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Large Soundhole

Misc. 2: Enlarged Soundhole

Misc. 3: No Tongue Brace