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, they 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.
Top: Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Body Finish: Varnish
Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP long dots
Fingerboard Radius: 14″ – 26″ compound
Neck Profile: Modified V
Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16″ spacing
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut: Bone, 1 11/16″
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
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