For your consideration a 2019 Collings DS1 with a Natural finish! The first dreadnought guitar was built in 1916 and it looked a whole lot like this DS1! This wonderful instrument is Collings take on that very first dreadnought. The modern dreadnought has a shorter body and typically is 14 frets to the body, what makes the DS1 unique is its slightly longer body, slopped shoulders, bridge placement, slotted headstock and its 12 frets to the body! It’s extremely surprising this is not a more standard as this is truly an amazing sounding dreadnought and the body sits more comfortable. It nails that classic big dreadnought sound but has a more personal vocal quality that makes the playing experience more intimate.
Specs! This guitar is in excellent condition and comes with its original hard shell case. The only modification was the addition of a strap button at the heel of the neck. Nickel Waverly butterbeam. Ebony head stock overlay with pearl logo inlay. Bone nut with a 1-13/16″ width. Mahogany neck with a depth .85″ the first fret and .958″ at the 9th fret. Its has a 25.5″ scale length. Ebony finger board with 19 medium frets in excellent condition. Spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Natural gloss finish with tortoise binding. 1/2 herringbone (rope pattern) top trim. Ebony bridge with a compensated bone saddle. Maple bridge plate. Weighs 4 pounds and 2 ounces.
This is the original 12-fret dreadnought shape, first designed as an oversized Hawaiian guitar almost a century ago. We’ve retained the shape and wide neck with slotted headstock from that bygone era, but our DS models are thoroughly modern guitars with a unique sound all their own. The longer body, with the bridge closer to the center of the lower bout,
delivers an open, airy tone with smoothness and warmth not typically found in modern, 14-fret dreadnoughts. Whether flatpicked or played fingerstyle, these guitars have lots of headroom and the wide dynamic range invites everything from mellow accompaniment to biting leads.
Case: Comes with its original hard shell case.
Weight: 4 pounds and 2 ounces.
Condition: This guitar is in excellent condition.
Modifications: A strap button was added at the heel of the neck.
Comments: Brilliant recreation of the original Dreadnought!