Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162 - Artisan Guitars

Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany ID-5162

Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany

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.

Like most all Collings, this Collings D1A has ample volume and presence, which is backed up by an Adirondack Red Spruce top. Adirondack was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka Spruce, resulting in quick response and tremendous volume. When coupled with Mahogany, notes are airy, crisp, and well defined. 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.

This guitar features a custom nut width of 1 23/32 which is the perfect compromise for many players who find 1 3/4 to wide and 1 11/16 a bit too crowded.

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Specifications:

  • Model: D1A
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding: Tortoise Style
  • Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
  • Bracing: Pre-war scalloped
  • Fingerboard and Bridge: Ebony
  • Peghead: Solid
  • Peghead Overlay: Ebony
  • Pick Guard: Tortoise
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Fretboard Markers: Pearl Dot
  • Bone Nut and Drop-In Saddle
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Nut Width: 1 23/32"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
  • Total Length: 40 1/4"
  • Hardshell Case Included

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Specifications:

Serial: 17418

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Scale: 25 1/2"

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