Presenting the Collings D1 Mahogany Dreadnought, this one in Natural with the 1 3/4" Nut Width Option and upgraded Adirondack Spruce Top.
The original 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.
The balanced EQ of Mahogany paired with a Sitka spruce makes for a guitar voice that works really well in a mix with other instruments, with an even level between bass, midrange, and treble frequencies.
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.
From the starting point of the wood's density and rigidity, each Collings acoustic guitar top is hand selected, evaluated, and graduated to its own unique thickness; maximizing the tonal potential of each top.
Each Collings acoustic guitar, from their most affordable model to the highest end, are built with the finest tonewoods available. Each wood is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected by master luthiers at their shop who pick each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, Collings's nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005” and .007” in final thickness, maximizing acoustic response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.
Premium Waverly open-gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation with a vintage aesthetic.
Tortoiseshell binding compliments the warm hues of a mahogany back and sides. A black and white wood rosette and mother of pearl dot inlays complete the simple but elegant 1-style appointments.
The pairing of Sitka spruce with a Honduran mahogany back and sides creates a guitar with crisp yet warm articulation and a beautiful tonal balance.
Make It Your Own
With a wide variety of custom inlays, nut widths, neck profiles, and tone wood options; a Collings instrument can be configured to perfectly match your playing style and aesthetic preference, so if this D1 doesn't have all of the options you are looking for, Call/Text us at (972)540-6420 and let us work with you to put together your own custom Collings order.
Photos are of the actual guitar for sale, SN 33990
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding: None
Peghead Binding: None
Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP long dots
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut: Bone, 1 3/4"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: Modified V
Peghead Profile: Square
Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette: b/w Purfling
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
Factory Strings: D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
Body Length: 20"
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
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Any order placed before 3pm CDT Tuesday through Saturday is processed for shipment the same day. Orders placed Sunday-Monday will be processed for shipment the following Tuesday.
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Due to our central location in the middle of the US, most orders will be delivered within 1-3 days delivery time.
Other shipping methods are available (at an additional cost), including next day air.
Please call us directly at (972)540-6420 if you have any questions regarding shipping for your order.
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