Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324
Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324

Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany ID-10324

Collings D1A Guitar Torrefied Adirondack and Mahogany

Similar to Sitka, Adirondack responds well to either a light or firm touch. It has more overall resonance than Sitka. The Mahogany back and sides is much lighter in weight than rosewood, koa, or maple. In spite of its weight, mahogany yields a surprisingly strong loud sound with an emphasis on clear bright trebles.

Although its bass response makes the dreadnought ideal for vocal accompaniment, Collings Adirondack versions are also often employed by bluegrass flatpickers who must compete with inherently louder instruments such as banjos and fiddles. When torrefied, Adirondack sounds like a top from the pre-war era guitars.

The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings is certainly not the only company to build them, we bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar.

The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.

This standard Collings model, paired with an Adirodack top has continually stayed favorite in our shop and with our customers! Adirondack was the legendary topwood used on most pre-war American-made guitars that has come to be known as the "Holy Grail" of top woods. Adirondack has a high stiffness across and along the grain, making it one of the go-to topwoods for flatpickers!

We are also a big fan of leaving the tongue brace out of these instruments. 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.

You can dig in hard with this guitar and it will love it.

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Collings D1A

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 25746

Top Wood: Torrefied Adirondack

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: Dots

Rosette: Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany with Lacquer Finish

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Backstrip: Simple walnut backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

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: No Tongue Brace