(NEW) We are fortunate in our line of work to be able to furnish players with their “dream instrument” and in the case of this custom D3, dreams are coming true all over the place! A wonderful custom order for a wonderful customer, this pretty thing took a little road trip to Pittsburgh for a few days, and is about to be on her way back home to Texas.
This D3 is all subtle visual touches, easy going elegance. The torrefied Adirondack top is the *perfect* golden color that every self-respecting traditional dreadnought hopes to be after many decades… only brand new! Style “3” appointments include abalone rosette, fully bound neck and peghead, no fingerboard inlay, gold Waverly tuners and a marquetry backstrip. We requested a Madagascar rosewood headplate on this guitar, and it matches the “A” grade back and sides perfectly.
The sound is pure Collings, optimized! The cooked top and Collings’ famous varnish finish give it a very played-in sound right out of the gate, but with no loss of the clarity and power that are associated with Bill’s dreads. Indeed, this is a LOUD example, one that will surely rise to any challenge the player can muster!
A guitar designed with this much care could only ever feel at home in the new Collings-built traditional case. Fits like a glove, of course!
List Price: $10,600… AMW Price: $9,540 (SOLD S.F.)