Collings D1A Adirondack and Mahogany
Collings brings new clarity to the depth and warmth associated with large, deep-bodied dreadnought guitars. 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 Collings D1A is extraordinarily loud. The Adirondack Spruce top loves to be played loud and provides ample headroom and power needed to cut through bluegrass ensembles. The Mahogany back and sides keep your lead lines clear and distinct, just like the classic flatpicking recordings we've grown to love from players like Clarence White, Doc Watson, and Norman Blake.
Loudness aside, this guitar is also incredibly balanced in it's frequency response. Notes are rich and full all the way up and down the neck. The midrange and high-end sparkle will cut through any studio or on-stage mix with ease. The lows are balanced, defined, well rounded, and never boomy.
Collings makes guitars with such superb tone and aesthetics. The craftmanship is top notch and comes out in the tone, playability, and feel of their great instrument. This guitar is truly a great one to add to any players collection.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony with 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
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: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
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: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 4: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint