Collings CW Guitar Varnish with Adirondack Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides ID-8811
Collings CW Guitar Varnish with Adirondack Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides
The Collings 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 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.
Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and high, while enhancing the low end and warming the highs considerably.
Thanks to the varnish this is a tone monster. Listen to the recording and tell us what you think!
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Long Cutthrough Saddle
Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"
Bridge: Ebony CW Bridge
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Ivoroid binding
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid binding
Pickguard: Custom Dalmation Pickguard
Backstrip: 2 Style
Headstock Shape: Square headstock with volute 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: M.O.P. Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Large Soundhole
Misc. 2: No Tongue Brace
Misc. 3: Varnish Finish