Pre-Owned 2013 Collings D1AV Adirondack and Mahogany with Varnish Finish
When Bill Collings and the builders at their shop in Austin take an amazing guitar like the Collings D1A, and put a thin skin Varnish finish on this guitar, you transform it into something truly special.
Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs of the Mahogany and Adirondack, while enhancing the low end and warming the highs considerably. For the die hard rosewood fans here in the shop, this guitar bridges the gap between rosewood and mahogany, projecting incredibly articulate note definition common with mahogany and the power and low end associated with rosewood.
The Adirondack Spruce drives the top of this guitar and provides ample power and headroom for heavy handed flatpickers while the fast response of the varnish provides a much better fingerstyle experience as opposed to laquer. This guitar has been played which has allowed the guitar to "open up" a bit and be even more responsive.
This guitar features a wider custom nut width of 1 3/4", which increases string spacing for those who find the standard 1 11/16" too tight, and feels just right, out of the box. This guitar also has a Vintage Now Neck Profile.
As this guitar has a Varnish finish, there are some very light scratches on the top and back that we attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. This is a small sacrifice to make for the tonal superiority that these guitars have. It has very minor to no fret wear.
Includes the original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Tortoise
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid Square no Volute
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Vintage Now
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Setup High E: 2/32"
Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 2/32"