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. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.
Sitka Spruce and Mahogany is a tried and true tested tonewood combination that creates a well rounded instrument with intricate note definition with punchy depth! Mahogany is dry compared to the warm high definition tone of rosewood. Mahogany is very mid range focused with a more mellow low and high end.
Top: Sitka spruce
Back and Sides: Honduran mahogany
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding: None
Peghead Binding: None
Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP long dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut: Bone, 1 11/16"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: Modified V
Peghead Profile: Tapered square
Neck Joint: Mortise and tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette: b/w Purfling
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
Strings: D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
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