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Collings CW Mh A Baked Adirondack & Mahogany ID-12825


Collings CW Baked Adirondack and Mahogany

Collings states that the CW is named after the famous Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. But based on the enlarged soundhole and dalmatian pickguard; we believe the Collings CW may share the initals of a certain bluegrass hero.

The CW is the result of numerous requests and custom orders by Collings players for a dreadnought ideal for flatpicking.

These core changes hark back to the way early 14-fret dreadnoughts were built. The bracing pattern and construction allows for even more headroom, projection, and explosive volume then a typical dreadnought - making it a flatpicker's dream. Allow us to put emphasis on just how loud this guitar is - it's just incredible!

The power and strength this guitar boasts is unmatched - easily cutting through any bluegrass circle you can find. This mahogany version of the famed CW rewards with crisp, defined, airy notes that jump out with clarity and projection.

When torrefied, the Adirondack wood becomes very open and responsive. It's noticeably warmer and more-open sounding, with the woodiness, snap and depth of a well played-in guitar.

The CW pays homage to the distinct characteristics of famous dreadnoughts in the world of bluegrass. The body is bound in tortoise and graced with a striking dalmatian style pickguard.

The fingerboard is also bound in tortoise, but is left simple with no inlay. A true powerhouse and not for the faint of heart, but not to be missed by serious flatpicking pros!

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Collings CW


Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 29090

Top Wood: Baked Adirondack

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped X Bracing

Inlays: None

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Cutthrough Saddle

Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling

Fretboard Binding: .100" Tortoise with b/w purfling

Pickguard: Dalmatian

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: M.O.P. Collings Logo

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Large Soundhole