Collings D1 A Guitar with No Tongue Brace Pre-Owned 2011
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.
As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, the tongue 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.
Adirondack bracing is another popular upgrade at Artisan. Being lighter, and stiffer than Sitka Spruce, Adirondack bracing makes the top more responsive making it that much more powerful.
This Collings D1A Guitar with No Tongue Brace Pre-Owned 2011 is in Excellent Condition with only a few very small dings on the top as well as some light surface scratches. We have attempted to capture this in the detailed photos posted below.
This guitar offers a unique smokey aroma, for all you cigar afficianados. Comes with a few select Hondurans... Enjoy with your favorite bourbon!
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Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Black
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Tortoise
Backstrip: Style 1
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modefied V
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Custom : No Tongue Brace