Collings D1AV Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with Vintage Neck Profile ID-5457
Collings D1AV Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with Vintage Neck Profile
Imagine if you will, going back to the early 1930's and visiting Martin guitars and placing an order for one of their new fangled Dreadnoughts. Little did anyone know that 80 some years later these early dreads would command astronomically high prices. You are looking at one of those "time machine" instruments. Flash-forward 80 years from now, and we can bet that Collings guitars will be heralded as stand-out guitars even in this golden age of lutherie. Sure, 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, but this particular guitar is a battle ready, fire breathing monster! It features Collings' "Vintage" Neck profile. This is the largest of Collings neck sizes and the closest to a true 30's era "golden age" guitar. With a 1 3/4" nut width and 2 3/8" saddle spacing, this heavyweight contender takes on all challengers. The neck is wide and chunky and feels like an old friend. With a traditional "cut-through" saddle their should be no doubt as to the inspiration for this beast.
The tone is massive even for a Collings D1. Bass notes are woody and defined with a monstrous thump and treble lines may make banjo's keel over from their power. Banjo killer? This one is a Banjo slayer, who's just plain mean. This guitar is the one you fight for and take to war, or,... just a jam session. Collings has done their homework, and done it well. While their inspiration is the past, they clearly have their eye on the future. For those looking for the ultimate Bluegrass lead guitar, your trials and tribulations are over, your guitar is here!
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Back & Side Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w Purfling
- Fingerboard Binding: None
- Peghead Binding: None
- Bridge & Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge Type/Saddle: Belly/Cut-Through
- Neck Profile: Collings "Vintage"
- Fingerboard Inlay: Long Dots
- Peghead Inlay: MOP Collings Logo
- Peghead Veneer: Ebony
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Backstrip: Walnut
- Rosette: b/w Purfling
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8"
- Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Finish: Polyester Resin
- Nut & Saddle: Bone
- Case: TKL Custom Hardshell
- Serial: 17286