Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874
Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874
Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874
Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874
Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874
Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874
Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874
Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874

Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides ID-9874

Collings D3A Guitar with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and Koa back and sides

The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings is certainly not the only company to build them, they bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar. Although its bass response makes the dreadnought ideal for vocal accompaniment, Collings versions are also often employed by bluegrass flatpickers who must compete with inherently louder instruments such as banjos and fiddles.

Adirondack Spruce, "the holy grail" of topwoods, drives the top of this powerful instrument. Adirondack is generally favored by heavy handed players, and provides nearly unlimited headroom when you need the extra power.

On an open strum, the words clarity and richness come right to mind. The trebles are clean and defined without overpowering the overall richness of the bottom-end. Adirondack Spruce makes this guitar incredibly powerful with virtually unlimited headroom and plenty of Adirondack crispness.

Koa is a prized tonewood for both its beauty and influence on sound. Koa produces a warm rich sound – somewhere between the darker sounds that Rosewood guitars produce and the clean bright sound of a Maple guitar. Increasingly, Koa is becoming difficult and very expensive to obtain in master-grade sets. This wood is likely to see a dramatic rise in price over the next several years. The wood is native to, and only grows on the islands of Hawaii.

The custom appointments on this guitar include a custom 1 3/4" nut width, a grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding, and a abalone rosette.

. Hardshell Case is Included

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Collings D3A

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 20 lbs

Serial: 24583

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Hawaiian Koa

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: None

Rosette: Abalone

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with Gold plated buttons

Purfling: B/W

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Backstrip: Multi-color mosaic

Headstock Shape: Double bound square headstock with volute

Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 2: 15 degree headstock angle

Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint

Misc. 4: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

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