A complete stunner in every sense of the word, Collings Guitars ends the 2020 year with a bang by presenting a Collings Guitars D42 custom built with a rare/prized set of Madagascar Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce! Designed and built by the Collings team, this Dreadnought is unlike any other that you'll see this entire year!
The beautiful appointments on this guitar seem endless! An abundance of abalone surrounds the spruce top, bordering the neck, and leading into the rosette. The 45 style snowflake inlays mark the beautiful black ebony fretboard perfectly & flow wonderfully into the abalone torch headstock inlay, while the ivoroid bindings throughout the entire guitar give a sharp & finished look to an already beautiful knockout!
Whenever Madagascar Rosewood is involved in a tonewood pairing you know that you're in for a treat! When combined with Adirondack you get a darker sounding, rich instrument with crispy trebles & boomy lows. The Adirondack volume ceiling is high enough to cut through any mix & compete with even the loudest of singers, and with the Collings playability you'll never want to put this guitar down!
Top: Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Ivoroid with 42 Style Abalone Top Border
Fingerboard Binding: .060" ivoroid
Peghead Binding: .100" ivoroid with b/w purfling
Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with 45 Style Snowflakes
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with abalone dot
Nut: Bone, 1 3/4"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: Modified V
Peghead Profile: Tapered square with volute
Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Stained Exotic Ebony with Torch Inlay
Tuners: Gold Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 3-style (Chevron)
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
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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