The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings is certainly notthe only company to build them, we bring a new tonal clarity to the depthand 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.
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Top Sitka spruce Back & Sides Indian Rosewood Neck Honduran mahogany Body Binding Ivoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling Fingerboard Binding .060" ivoroid Peghead Binding .100" ivoroid with b/w purfling Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing Fingerboard Ebony with *abalone long diamond & squares inlay Bridge Pins/End Pin Ebony with abalone dot Nut Bone, 1 11/16" Saddle Bone, drop-in Neck Profile Modified V Peghead Profile Tapered square with volute Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid Truss Rod Fully adjustable Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver, PLEK leveled, hand dressed Peghead Veneer Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings logo Tuners Gold Waverly (16:1 ratio) Backstrip 3-style (Chevron) Rosette Abalone Scale Length 25 1/2" Brace Material Sitka spruce Brace Pattern Pre-war scalloped X-brace Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Neck Finish High gloss polyester resin Pickguard Tortoise Strings D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056") Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
Body Length 20" Body Depth 4 7/8" Lower Bout Width 15 5/8" Total Length 40 1/4"