The gorgeous Mahogany back and sides on this Collings D1A provide a flat EQ response, dry, crisp note character, and certainly definition of note. When played chordally, Mahogany will allow you to hear each and every note in a complex chord, plus single note runs will be crystal clear.
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, we 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.
Adirondack Spruce is featured on the top of this Collings D1A... and it certainly excels in this configuration. Adirondack is the stiffest tonewood and is capable of virtually unlimited headroom and volume. Adirondack is quick and defined with a clarity that few other tonewoods offer.
Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: Inlaid dot fingerboard markers
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone Cuttrhough Saddle
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Purfling: B/W Wood Purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: Simple Walnut
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
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