Pre Owned Collings Custom DS1A with Adirondack Red Spruce Top ID-6884
Pre Owned Collings Custom DS1A with Adirondack Red Spruce Top
This is the original 12-fret dreadnought shape, first designed as an oversized Hawaiian guitar almost a century ago. We've retained the shape and wide neck with slotted headstock from that bygone era, but our DS models are thoroughly modern guitars with a unique sound all their own. The beauty of the longer body and bridge position of the Collings Custom DS1A is the rich warmth and smoothness that most 14-fret dreadnoughts lack. The longer body makes for more air volume, which allows greater amplitude, sustain, and increased bass response.
When comparing the DS1A to the D1A, the warmth and increased low-end is apparent right away. The versatility of the DS1A allows any player to quickly switch from driving flatpicking to mellow fingerstyle work without a hitch. Whether flatpicked or played fingerstyle, these guitars have lots of headroom and the wide dynamic range invites everything from mellow accompaniment to biting leads. The wider neck give plenty of room to articulate every note this beauty has in it.
This Pre Owned Collings Custom DS1A with Adirondack Red Spruce Top is in excellent condition with no scratches or dents to mention. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 13/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Prewar Scalloped Bracing
Inlays: Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlay
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly Slot-Head Tuners
Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: Simple Walnut
Headstock Shape: Slotted
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 12
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20 7/8"
Total Length: 40 1/8"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 3: Setup Low E: 3/32"
Misc. 4: Setup High E: 2/32"