Collings CW Adirondack Spruce with No Tongue Brace and Adirondack Bracing ID-5566
Collings CW Adirondack Spruce with No Tongue Brace and Adirondack Bracing
The Collings CW Winfield 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 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!
- Top: Adirondack Spruce
- Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Enlarged Soundhole
- Prewar Scalloped Adirondack Bracing
- Backstrip and Trim: Herringbone
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
- Pickguard: Dalmatian Style
- Mahogany Neck
- Bone Nut and Long Cutthrough Saddle
- Fingerboard and Bridge: Ebony
- Ebony Bridge Pins and End Pin
- Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Fingerboard Inlay: No Markers
- Solid Peghead w/ Ebony
- M.O.P. Collings Logo
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
- Nickel Waverly Tuners
- Nut Width: 1-23/32"
- Scale: 25-1/2"
- Body Width: 4-7/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15-5/8"
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Depth: 4-7/8"
- Total Length: 40-1/4"
- Serial: 17633