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Collings CW MH A Guitar Adirondack and Mahogany ID-11443


Collings CW 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. The Adirondack Red Spruce top is bracing with scalloped Adirondack bracing, while the tongue brace is left out.

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 me 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. We opted for the mahogany version of the famed CW this time around, and we were rewarded with crisp, defined, airy notes that jump out with clarity and projection.

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: 27073

Top Wood: Adirondack

Back Wood: Mahogany

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: Cutthrough Saddle

Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"

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: Setup Low E: 2/32"

Misc. 3: Setup Low E: 3/32"