All I can say is, INCREDIBLE! I must own one!
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.
Standard Features Include:
Select Adirondack Spruce top East Indian rosewood back and sides Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette Grained ivoroid top/back body binding Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip Pre-war scalloped bracing Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Mahogany neck Square headstock with volute 15 degree headstock angle Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius 1 11/16" Bone nut and drop-in saddle 25 1/2" Scale length Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire Mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays Fully adjustable truss rod Ebony bridge pins and end pin Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"-.056") Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL
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Payment Methods: We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Money Order, Cashier's Check, and PayPal. PayPal is accepted from confirmed U.S. shipping addresses only. Checks must clear prior to release of your order. International orders are by Bank Wire Transfer only. Layaway Policies A 20% Non-Refundable deposit will hold any instrument for 45 days! No returns accepted on layaways. Special Orders A 50% Non-Refundable deposit is required for all special orders. There are no returns accepted on special orders. No exceptions.
Shipping Policies We usually ship using FedEx. With the high quality of instruments that we offer it is recommended that you use this safe and reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests. All shipments are fully insured. Customer pays all shipping, insurance and any bank charges, including shipping and insurance charges on any returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer. We will do all we can to assist you with filing a claim with a shipper.
Returns Return arrangements must be made within 24 hours of receipt. Returns will not be accepted if we are not contacted within 24 hours of receiving item. All refunds will be less shipping costs both ways and applicable credit card fees. You may use your refund for full store credit on another "In Stock" item. No returns accepted on tubes, amplifiers, power attenuators, and speakers. No exceptions. The returning item must have an RA number given to you by a J & E Guitars™ representative. Any item being returned without an RA number or verbal approval over the phone will be refused. The returning item must be shipped back in the same manner which it was received. If there is any damage to the item due to insufficient packing the return will be refused and no refund will be issued. All returns must be insured for the full amount of the purchase price. We will not accept a return if the item has been modified in any way. Returns are not accepted on any layaway items. Layaways are final sales and will be treated as such. Exchange for credit on another "In Stock" item is acceptable. No returns on any special orders. No exceptions. "In Stock" item is any item physically in the store and ready to ship.