Collings D1ASB Guitar Varnish Adirondack Spruce Mahogany Sunburst Varnish Finish Pre-Owned 2010 ID-10348
Collings D1ASB Varnish Adirondack Spruce Mahogany Sunburst Varnish Finish Pre-Owned 2010
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 D1A features a hand-rubbed varnish finish over a warm sunburst. Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs of the Mahogany and Adirondack, while enhancing the low end and warming the highs considerably. For the die hard rosewood fans here in the shop, this guitar bridges the gap between rosewood and mahogany, projecting incredibly articulate note definition common with mahogany and the power and low end associated with rosewood.
The Adirondack Spruce drives the top of this guitar and provides ample power and headroom for heavy handed flatpickers while the fast response of the varnish provides a much better fingerstyle experience as opposed to lacquer. The Mahogany back and sides offer a classic woody tone that is crystal clear, perfect for blazing fast lead lines. Mahogany is known to record extremely well, simply place a mic in front of the guitar and hit the red button! In fact, more than a few famous D-28 players were known to record with a D-18, Clarence White being one of them.
This D1A has a list of outstanding custom specs made to it. These include an Adirondack Top, Tortoise Fretboard and Peghead Binding, Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard and bridge, Long Diamond and Square pattern Fretboard Inlay, Flourish Peghead Inlay, Varnish Finish and a Gorgeous Style 1 Sunburst. This guitar also features a K&K Pure Mini Pickup.
This Collings D1ASB Varnish Adirondack Spruce Mahogany Sunburst Varnish Finish Pre-Owned 2010 is in Excellent + Condition with only some light surface scratches on the pickguard as well as one very small ding on the top near the upper bout which was too small to capture in the detailed photos posted below.
This guitar has recently had a neck reset.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 57
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: Diamond and Square
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Brazillian Rosewood
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge Pins: Black
Tuners: Nickle Waverly
Body Binding: Tortoise
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Binding: Tortoise
Backstrip: Style 1
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Flourish Inlay
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modefied V
Pickup(s): K&K Pure Mini
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 2: Varnish Finish
Misc. 3: Custom Sunburst