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Collings D42 Guitar Adirondack Spruce with Brazilian Rosewood Pre-Owned 2005 ID-11188


Collings D42

Collings D42 Adirondack Spruce with Brazilian Rosewood

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 of this Collings D42, 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 Brazilian 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.

This Collings D42 is loaded with upgrades. The 42 Style Abalone top border, Abalone rosette, logo and 45 style fingerboard inlays make this instrument stand out in the crowd.

A custom 1 3/4" 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.

Don't miss out on the chance to add this beautiful looking and sounding piece from Collings Guitars.

This Collings D42 is in Great + Condition with some light surface scratches throughout as well as a few pick scratches on the pickguard and light scratches on the peghead.

Includes Hardshell Case.

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Collings D42


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 9780

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Year: 2005

Bracing: Adirondack Spruce

Inlays: 45 Style

Rosette: Abalone

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony 14" - 26" Compound fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly Tuners

Purfling: 42 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"

Pickup(s): Fishman

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