Collings D42 AT Traditional Guitar with Adirondack & Indian Rosewood
We love the new Collings Traditional Guitars and when this one arrived it took our collective breath away. How could Collings improve upon the model? By making a D42 AT Traditional Guitar. They started by with a Style 3 version and added Style 42 Abalone Purfling, an Abalone Rosette, Style 45 Snowflake Fingerboard Inlays and to top it all off a Collings Flowerpot Headstock Inlay. The guitar has a beautiful Adirondack top which balances the beauty of the Abalone. The set of Indian Rosewood they chosed for the Back and Sides is just a pretty - straight grains of light and dark brown. All together this is a stunning guitar.
The new Traditional or "T" Series of dreadnought and OM guitars reflect Collings' return to his guitar making roots and offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. Prompted by the development of the depression-era inspired Waterloo guitars, Bill had an idea for a new series of Collings guitars that would possess a strong fundamental tonal response characteristic of vintage guitars from the 1930s era.
Each T Series guitar is built using Specially selected premium tonewoods, "Traditional" voicing with pre-war style Sitka spruce bracing, Animal protein glue, Very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer body finish w/ aging tone making them exceptionally dynamic and responsive. Bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness to create a voicing characterized by warm rounded highs and a present low midrange, while retaining a quick attack and strong projection. The T Series models also feature a new Traditional neck profile based on Collings Vintage Now neck, but with a slightly more tapered carve and rolled fingerboard edges. And like all Traditional models it comes with a Collings original vintage-inspired case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: 45 Style Abalone Snowflakes
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ivoroid
Tuners: Gold Waverly Open Gear
Purfling: 42 Style Abalone Top Border
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Backstrip: 3-Style Chevron Backstrip
Headstock Inlay: Flowerpot Peghead Inlay
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Traditional Style
Case: Collings Vintage Style Handcrafted Case (D901)
Misc. 1: Animal Protein Glue
Misc. 7: Fully adjustable truss rod