Collings most popular acoustic guitar with a German top and Wenge Back and Sides! The latter is an African Hardwood with a Brazillian-esque liveliness and Mahogany-like clarity!
I think I may have a new favorite tonewood!
Seriously, this Wenge is perfect. . .especially coupled with a German top
The result is a highly responsive, dynamic, and precise dreadnought
Every note is like a warm shaft of light in a castle stairwell
There's tons of natural reverb and overtone bloom
But it never gets boomy or muddy
It retains its note definition throughout
This is the kind of guitar that I want to pick really slow with a nice thick pick
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.