Collings D1H A Custom Herringbone ID - 5170
Collings D1H A Custom Herringbone
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.
The Collings D1A is extraordinarily loud. The Adirondack Spruce top favors a strong pick attack and provides the 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.
This particular D1A adds a very important custom feature... a herringbone top purfling. Not to be confused as just a cosmetic upgrade, the herringbone purfle on this guitar makes the mahogany backed dreadnought much warmer with significantly increased low end and richer high-end. When strummed back to back with an identical guitar minus the herringbone, it is a very striking difference and just may be one of our new favorite upgrades on mahogany backed instruments. The tone ends up falling somewhere in between traditional mahogany and rosewood guitars... offering the detail and clarity that only mahogany can offer, but with the herringbone, gaining some of warmth and richness usually associated only with rosewood guitars.
- Top: Adirondack Spruce
- Mahogany back and sides
- Tortoise-style binding
- Custom Herringbone Top Purfling
- Simple walnut backstrip
- Pre-war scalloped bracing
- Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
- Tortoise-style pickguard
- High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Mahogany Neck
- Ebony fingerboard and bridge
- Ebony peghead overlay
- Mother-of-pearl Collings logo
- Pearl dot fingerboard markers
- Fully adjustable truss rod
- Bone nut and drop-in saddle
- Ebony bridge pins and end pin
- Nickel Waverly tuners
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Depth: 4 7/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
- Total Length: 40 1/4"
- Scale Length: 25 1/2"
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Serial: 17467