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Collings D1AV Adirondack & Mahogany w/ Varnish Finish Pre-Owned 2009 ID-13097


Collings D1AV Adirondack & Mahogany w/ Varnish Finish

When Collings in Austin TX. take an amazing guitar like the Collings D1A, and put a thin skin Varnish finish on this guitar, you transform it into something truly special.

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 laquer. This guitar has been played which has allowed the guitar to "open up" a bit and be even more responsive.

This guitar features a wider custom nut width of 1 3/4", which increases string spacing for those who find the standard 1 11/16" too tight, and feels just right, out of the box.

This Pre-Owned guitar is in good condition. There are some light scratches and dents on the top, back, sides & headstock that we attempted to capture.(see photos)

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Collings D1A


Shipping Weight: 68 lbs

Serial: 14831

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Year: 2009

Inlays: MOP Dot

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots

Tuners: Nickel Open Gear Waverly

Body Binding: Tortoise

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Headstock Shape: Solid Square no Volute

Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile

Case: Black Collings TKL Hardcase w/ Green Interior

Misc. 1: Varnish Finish