Description

As the leading dealer of Collings' instruments, TME is proud to host their 30,000th flattop guitar -- a sensational D-42 constructed by master luthier, Bruce VanWart, using the best set of Madagascar Rosewood and Red Spruce in the Collings wood locker. The pearl inlay is exceptionally colorful, and it's echoed by the tasteful abalone peghead border (a nice little crown on the head of this princely guitar!). It's hard to conjure up enough adjectives to do justice to this guitar's tone. Suffice it to say, if you're a fan of that clear, focused Collings boom -- you would find endless enjoyment whiling away the hours with this guitar. The voice is deep & rich, with a laser-like focus in the midrange. As befits a guitar of this stature, it's paired with a Collings handcrafted vintage-style hard case.

  • Select Red (Adirondack) spruce top
  • Premium A-Grade Madagascar Rosewood back and sides
  • -42 style top purfling
  • -42 style snowflake inlays
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding
  • Black/white wood purfling with 3-style mosaic backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Double bound square headstock with volute
  • Abalone peghead border
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 3/4" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Collings handcrafted vintage-style hard case
  • Serial No. 30000
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

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Collings
Brand New
Natural/Blonde
7 Years
$11,320
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
781-860-0049
Lexington, MA
1:19 AM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover directly for phone, email orders and in store purchases. Secure on line payments can also be made through our PayPal account. We will gladly accept personal checks but there may be a shipment delay while the check clears our bank. For international purchases, we strongly encourage Wire Transfers but in some cases will accept the above payment methods. To wire money directly to our bank, contact us for bank info.

We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.