Collings (used, 2009) D1 Acoustic Guitar

Tag No 32-4180 Used

#15912, in excellent condition with original hard shell case.

Here’s how the Collings Guitar Company describes their Model D-1 dreadnought guitar:  “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.”   

The features of the D-1 guitar include:   Select and solid, hand picked Sitka spruce that is suffused with a montage of medullary momentum; genuine and bona fide solid and hand picked mahogany back, sides and neck with granular detail so rich it may bring back memories of one of your past lives spent as a mahogany tree; tortoise-shell color body binding; simple walnut backstrip; pre-war style scalloped bracing; black/white wood nitrate strip rosette surrounding the soundhole; tortoise-shell color teardrop pickguard; high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish; ebony fingerboard and bridge.   It has a fully adjustable truss rod; bone nut and drop-in “compensated” saddle; ebony bridge pins and end pin and nickel plated Waverly brand tuners. 


Showing only minor signs of use and wear, the back is amazingly clean, and the sides, top and neck show less than their fair share of signs of use and wear.  Even the headplate is largely free of string changing marks and the back of the neck shows nearly no normal contact.  The frets are all (much like ourselves) high, round and level.   


This guitar plays at a level of ease and comfort last experienced when they turned on the propofol on the occasion of your last endoscopic procedure.  Its sound is radiant, free and breezy, full of acoustic transparency and reverberant sustain.   It produces, with little coaxing, the sound of the recording studio, after the equalization has taken place.  It is a sound that one might have thought could be obtained only by obtaining a costly vintage guitar of an excellent vintage and orchard.   

Our Price is $2,799.00.

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