Collings D3A with Custom Adirondack Spruce Top and 41 Style Appointments
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. This guitar is loaded with upgrades... although it's technically a Collings D3A, it is essentially an upgraded D41A, with both visual and sonic options added. The addition of the 41 Style Abalone top border, Abalone rosette, logo and 42 style abalone snowflake fingerboard inlays
make this instrument stand out in the crowd.
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 on the top with Adirondack barces makes this guitar incredibly powerful with virtually unlimited headroom and plenty of Adirondack crispness.
The gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated.
A custom 1 23/32" nut width and gold Waverly tuners complete the package on this incredible instrument. The tone is especially balanced with lots of power and clarity, and a great low end as well.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: 42 Style Snowflakes
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Purfling: 41 Style Abalone Top Border
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
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
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
Misc. 5: Fully adjustable truss rod
FP Featured - Line 1: Collings D3
FP Featured - Line 2: Custom 41 Style