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. This model comes with the classic Spruce/Rosewood timber combination, Pre-war scalloped bracing, High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge with mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays, and Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio. This fine instrument comes with a Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL.
Top - Sitka spruce
Back & Sides - E. Indian rosewood
Neck - Honduran mahogany
Body Binding - Ivoroid with herringbone purfling
Fingerboard Binding - None
Peghead Binding - None
Bridge - Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
Fingerboard - Ebony with abalone long diamond & squares
Bridge Pins/End Pin - Ebony with MOP 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
Peghead Veneer - Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners - Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip - 2-style (Zipper)
Rosette - iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
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
Case Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all orders over $30 in our store. Items purchased using the Studio 19 Rental Program do not qualify for free freight, and we will contact you to arrange the payment of any shipping costs incurred.
Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage, so we do reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.
All strings and accessories will be shipped using Australia Express Post with tracking. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery. Deliveries to most major capital cities are usually within 2 - 4 business days, and regional areas and WA deliveries are usually within 8 working days.
The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order.
The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays. You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via email@example.com or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.
Guitar players at every level have trusted Acoustic Centre for over 25 years. We combine our near fanatical attention to detail, experience and passion for all things guitar with exemplary customer service to bring you the ultimate guitar-buying experience. We personally inspect and professionally set up every instrument that arrives in store to ensure optimum playability. We know guitars inside and out, so you can buy with absolute confidence.
At the Acoustic Centre, we are real people and real musicians who live and breathe music. We gig, rehearse, record and tour, and we are here to help you make an informed and unbiased decision on the right instrument for you.
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