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Pre-Owned 2013 Collings D1AV Adirondack and Mahogany with Varnish Finish ID-9788


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

Serial: 20693

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Adirondack

Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Purfling: B/W/B/W/B

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"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Original Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Setup High E: 2/32"

Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 2/32"