Collings D1 G German Spruce with Mahogany with Adirondack Braces and Dark Vintage Sunburst ID-8543
Collings D1 G German Spruce with Mahogany with Adirondack Braces and Dark Vintage Sunburst
If there is anything the folks at Collings know, and they know quite a lot - it is dreadnoughts. While Collings is certainly not the first to build them, they bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar. The bass response makes the dreadnought ideal for vocal accompaniment, however, Collings D1 Series Mahogany dreads are employed by some of the busiest bluegrass flatpickers in the business, such as Andy Falco of the Stringdusters and Adam Aijala of Yonder Mountain String Band.
This particular Collings D1 features a custom German Spruce top. German Spruce with it's high headroom, and complex lush bass, mixed with a clear, bell-like high end is the perfect compliment to the Mahogany Back and Sides. Chord accompaniment is full and crisp, and single note lines jump out at you.
Rhythm players will appreciate that the German top allows a heavier hand than Sitka, yet sounds a bit more like old Adirondack. German spruce offers both a quicker string attack, quicker decay, as well as slightly less lingering overtones - which can be a bit pesky depending upon your playing needs.
This instrument also features Adirondack Bracing. The Adi bracing tends to stiffen the German Spruce top and make it that much more powerful, with a slightly quicker attack. Other custom features on this Collings D1 is the gorgeous Vintage Dark Sunburst and the removal of the tongue brace.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly-Style
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 1-style walnut backstrip
Headstock Shape: Square headstock with no volute
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck
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: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 2: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
Misc. 4: Dark Vintage Sunburst
Misc. 5: No Tongue Brace