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, they 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.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: E. Indian Rosewood
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Neck Joint: Mortise & Tenon Hybrid
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace, Sitka Spruce
Neck Profile: Modified V
Scale Length: 25-1/2″
Nut: Bone, 1-3/4″
Saddle: Bone, Compensated Drop-In
String Spacing: 2-3/16″ String Spacing
Fingerboard Radius: 14” – 26″ Compound
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 Ratio)
Frets: Medium 18% Nickel-Silver
Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable
Body Binding: Ivoroid with Herringbone Purfling
Peghead: Stained Exotic Ebony with Abalone Torch Inlay
Peghead Profile: Tapered square with volute
Fingerboard Inlays: Abalone Long Diamond & Squares
Rosette: IV/Tort/IV & B/W Purflings
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Backstrip: 2-style (Zipper)
Body Finish: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Finish: High Gloss Polyester Resin
Collings Hardshell Case Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary
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