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, 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. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.

Other specifications include:

Top    Adirondack spruce top (Baked)
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
Bridge Pins/End Pin    Ebony with MOP dot
Nut    Bone, 1 3/4"
Saddle    Bone, Drop-in
Neck Profile    Modified V
Peghead Profile    Tapered square with volute
Neck Joint    Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod    Fully adjustable
Frets    Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer    Ebony with MOP Collings Logo
Tuners    Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip    1-style (Walnut)
Rosette    b/w Purfling
Scale Length    25 1/2"
Brace Material    Adirondack
Brace Pattern    Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius    14" - 26" compound
Body Finish    High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Pickguard    Tortoise
"Vintage Now" Neck & Bridge
No Tongue
Strings    D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
Case    Deluxe Hardshell case by TKL

For more information about the Collings D1A, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard


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St. Louis, MO
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