Collings D1 with Sitka Spruce Top and Mahogany Back and Sides
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.
The standard D1 is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too punchy, bright, and stiff - but do not want to sacrifice on clarity. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. The top end is sweet and crisp; with a driving, focused midrange and low-end. It strums with the best of them, but has a neck that flatpicks beautifully across the board. There is a reason Colling's are revered for their dreads!
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Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped
Inlays: Inlaid dot fingerboard markers
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding
Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard
Backstrip: Simple walnut backstrip
Headstock Shape: Peghead
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Body Depth: 4-7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Collings Vintage Style Handcrafted Case D668