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Collings D1H A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-11848

SKU-11848

Collings D1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace

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 D1H A 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.

This D1H A has many custom options, such as Adirondack Bracing, No Tongue Brace, a 1 23/32" nut width, Herringbone, and long pattern fretboard inlays.

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.

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Collings D

Specifications:

Serial: 27747

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 23/32"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Collings X Bracing

Inlays: Dot Inlay

Rosette: B/W Style 1

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Mop Dot

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Tortoise

Fretboard Binding: None

Headstock Binding: None

Pickguard: Tortoise

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Neck Profile: Mod V

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Hardshell Case