A robust Collings dreadnought with an Adirondack spruce top!
Love the wood combination on this one! All the mahogany on this thing really contributes to a focused sound--more crisp and clean than dry and woody--while the Adirondack top and braces brighten up the color across the tonal range. Solo singer/songwriters and group-based lead pickers will both appreciate the unusual clarity this dread has to offer--complex harmonies and careening melody lines come across completely intact with no loss to the volume and presence any player would expect from this classic body shape.
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 first 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.