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:
Baked Adirondack spruce top Madagascar rosewood back and sides Select abalone rosette 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 15 degree headstock angle Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge 45 Style Snowflakes Inlays Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius 1 3/4" Bone nut and drop-in saddle 25 1/2" Scale length Torch peghead Inlay Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire Fully adjustable truss rod Ebony bridge pins and end pin Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"-.056") Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL #26680
For more information about the Collings D3 Baked Adirondack/Madagascar, please contact us.