Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194
Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194

Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-5194

Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace

We are pleased to have in the shop this Collings D1A that features an Adirondack top with no tongue brace. As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, this brace comes into scrutiny. Martin added the tongue brace in 1940 and it has become standard every since. The absence of a tongue brace frees the top to allow enhanced vibration and results in a richer, fuller, tone with more low end resonance. This is a great feature for players who may be looking for a compromise between the mahogany and rosewood dreadnoughts. It is speculated that Martin added the brace to prevent top cracking, but the years have proven this to have been unnecessary and actually decreases resonation.

This D1A is a lead players dream. The Mahogany back and sides make leads very clear and distinct while the absence of the tongue brace keeps things rich, full, and open. It is very loud, will dominate jam sessions, and also sound very sweet. Whether needed on stage or in the studio, this D1A is an exceptional choice.

FEATURES

  • Model: D1A
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding: Tortoise Style
  • No Tongue Brace
  • 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
  • Body Length: 20
  • Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8
  • Total Length: 40 1/4
  • Hardshell Case Included

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Collings D1A

Specifications:

Serial: 17532

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Scale: 25 1/2"

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