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 #26171
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