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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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped Adirondack
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Cutthrough Saddle
Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
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"