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For your consideration: Collings D1a Custom Varnish
Serial number: 14551 (Built 6/17/2008). Please email for more pictures as the Cafe only allows a profile picture.
This guitar has an endless supply of headroom and focused articulation with plenty of sustain. It does everything well.
Full disclosure: Minuscule to no fret wear. It has a small amount of rash from the tuning machine on the A, D & G string. There are a few intentions and pick marks around the pickguard. With any used guitar it will be affected by some “love” as you know. None of these affect the playability, tone, headroom, volume and sustain.
It's hard to come by an Adirondack Topped Varnish Guitar with Adirondack Braces. Even more rare is actually finding one with: No Tongue Brace to go along with the Adi Braces and Adi top.
- Collings D1A Custom Varnish
- Price: $3700
- Shipping: UPS 2-3 day shipping - with tracking information, insurance, and signature upon delivery.
- Payment: PayPal
• Adirondack Top
• Fingerboard Binding: FB .100 Tortoise
• Nut: 1 23/32”
• Bracing: Adirondack
• Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped w/no Tongue Brace
• Finish: Varnish ($1,500 upgrade)
Notably, this specific guitar has undergone the “A01” Acoustic Optimization Process. Follow the link here to read more: http://acousticoptimization.com/the-process/
• Franks Sanns was the original owner of this guitar (Developer of the A01 Process).
Specs from Collings: (Serial # 14551)
Top: Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding: FB .100 Tortoise
Peghead Binding: Tortoise
Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP long dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut: Bone, 1 23/32"
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: Modified V
Peghead Profile: Tapered square
Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette: b/w Purfling
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Adirondack spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace, No Tongue Brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: Varnish
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
Strings: D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
Case: Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
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