Collings builds monster dreads, and their venerable D1 paired with an Adirondack top has always been at the top of my list. 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. Lifetime warranty and hardshell case. Serial # 34362.

Collings sez: “The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar bodyshape 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.”

Condition: New; Top: Adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, diamond and square inlays; Nut: 1 11/16; 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)