Collings' impeccable sound and design in a pre-loved dreadnought!
This dread has a lot of love to give! Mahogany and Adirondack make for a warm but articulate instrument. In the context of this piece, you get spritely attack and clarity of tone (there's that Addy!) supported by the mahogany's trademark rounded, woody backbone. Dreadnoughts rarely have such a welcoming, almost intimate sound! Projection and presence are all there, but there's a distinctly un-warlike warmth and openness in this guitar's voice--a wide-open cannon, it is not. The gigging songwriter is gonna' love this one. You've got plenty of room to blend in a variety of singing styles without worrying about being drowned out in a sonic barrage--every word will be heard. As for the used aspect, the previous owner did you the service of installing the top-of-the-line L.R. Baggs Element system (volume and tone controls tucked discreetly under the soundhole) but aside from that there is next to no wear. It truly still has that new guitar smell!
Condition: Used, Excellent
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.