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:
Select spruce top East Indian rosewood back and sides Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette Grained ivoroid top/back body binding Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip Pre-war adirondack bracing No Tongue Braces Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Mahogany neck Square headstock with volute 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 Mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays Fully adjustable truss rod Ebony bridge pins and end pin Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"-.056") Body Length: 20" Body Depth at Side: 4 7/8" Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8" Total Length: 40 1/4" Scale Length: 25 1/2" Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL 25711
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