Collings D42 Adirondack Spruce with Madagascar 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 Madagascar 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 42 style abalone snowflake 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.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Madagascar Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Spruce
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: Ebony with Snowflakes
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: Abalone Torch Inlay
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