Collings D1A Varnish Finish 2013
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, they bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar. How do you make it even better? How do you make it louder? VARNISH!
Each and every time we have a Collings D1A in the shop with a hand-rubbed varnish finish, it is easily one of our favorite guitars in the shop. This is a customized version featuring many of our favorite upgrades along with master grade Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany, brought to life by the masterful builders at Collings!
This "built to order" Collings features options such as a premium grade Adirondack Spruce top, Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Collings standard modified V neck profile with custom 1 3/4" nut, Adirondack Spruce X bracing, a No-Tongue Brace option, and a bone drop-in saddle.
This gently used Pre-Owned Collings is in excellent condition for its age, and has lovingly cared for a the original owner (big Collings fan). There is scant fret wear, suggesting this guitar has had limited play time. There are no modifications, other than an extra strap button on the neck heel (correctly installed per Collings recommendations).
There are no marks in the oil based varnish finish, and no dings anywhere on the neck or body. Someone is going to get a fantastic guitar to add to their collection! The original list price was $7k, and replacement costs today would be even more.
- Top: Premium Adirondack Spruce (custom option)
- Back and Sides: Honduran Mahogany
- Neck: Honduran Mahogany
- Body Binding: Tortoise w/ b/w/b/w top Purfling
- Bridge: Ebony with Ebony Pins
- Saddle Spacing 2 3/16"
- Fingerboard: Ebony w/ MOP Dot Inlays
- Nut: Bone Drop-In, 1 3/4" (custom option)
- Neck Profile: Modified V Shape
- Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings Logo Inlay
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Nickel Buttons
- Bracing: Adirondack X Braced (custom option)
- No Tongue Brace (custom option)
- Super Thin Oil Based Varnish Finish (custom option)
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case by TKL
- Optional 2nd Strap Button
- Serial: 21608