Briefly owned and gently used, this D1A is difficult to tell from a brand new guitar. Someone’s getting a deal.
Collings builds monster dreads, and their venerable D1 paired with an Adirondack top has always been at the top of my list. This guitar is customized with a 1.75 nut. Handsome and understated tortoise binding sets off this good looking red spruce top, while the pre-war scalloped bracing, ebony fretboard and an ebony belly bridge give it Collings’ typical impressive volume and projection, yet allow the guitar to be equally responsive to a light touch. Comfortable mod V neck. Dread of a lifetime. Hardshell case. Serial # 24260.
Condition: Mint; Top: Adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, diamond and square inlays; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15 5/8; Depth: 4 7/8; Scale: 25 1/2; Binding: Tortoise; Purfling: b/w/b; Rosette: b/w/b; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $4875