Top: Sitka spruce
Neck, Back, and Sides: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
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 11/16"
Saddle: Bone, Drop-in
Neck Profile: Modified V
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: 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
Case: Collings Hard Shell Case
The Collings D1 is an ideal dreadnought guitar. The D1 provides a big dynamic voice in an aesthetically simple package. Don't let the simplicity fool you- the Collings D1 is a complex cannon that is suitable for flatpicking, fingerpicking, or front porch strumming.
In recent years dreadnoughts made with spruce and mahogany have become the preferred choice of many flatpickers for their ability to cut through when playing lead, as well as for producing a big lush tone perfect for backup. Collings Guitars are the choice of many professionals and one can see why after spending a few minutes with this instrument. This instrument also comes with a very sturdy hard shell case.