Category Archive: Dreadnoughts

(NEW) Collings D1A Traditional, Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany – $5,535

(NEW) Wow.  Goodness.  I mean… wow! Collings has really done it this time… created a single guitar that can be justifiably knick-named either “Beauty” or “BEAST!”  The rumble that emerges from this guitar when strummed is the stuff of legend.  It’s a deep, moving sound.  One of the warmest brand-new Collings dreads we’ve ever heard! The Traditionals are mapping the

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(NEW) Collings D1 Traditional Dreadnought, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – $4,635

(NEW) We’ll remember 2017 for many reasons, but as far as sales and enthusiasm for particular instruments, we’ll probably remember it most as the Year of the Traditionals. If you’ve been watching the site, you know that we’re going big with these, and that we can’t say enough good about them. They really appear to be an evolutionary step for

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(NEW) Collings D2HA Traditional, Baked Adirondack Top, Indian Rosewood, Sunburst – $6,300

(NEW) These Collings Traditional dreadnoughts are wonderful instruments. By making a few key specification changes, bigger neck, thinner finish, fish glue construction, etc, Collings has managed to create a new line of instruments that keeps their crisp, powerful trademark sound will adding a warmer low end, a little more volume and a little more punch. The Traditionals have a slightly

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(NEW) Collings D2HT Traditional Model, Baked Sitka Top, Indian Rosewood – $4,860

(NEW) The Traditional line from Collings combine their state-of-the-art building techniques with some well-chosen specs and materials aimed at producing a guitar with a more vintage-inspired sound.  Bill Collings and his team collaborated with many pro players and studied some of the finest vintage examples that they could get their hands on… and while the voicing of the T Series

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(NEW) Collings D2HA-T Traditional Dreadnought, Adirondack Top, Madagascar Rosewood – SOLD

(NEW) It is an honor and a privilege to present to you what we feel might be the perfect dreadnought.  This new D2HA-T from Collings has it all… a gorgeous, wide-grained Adirondack spruce with hints of bear claw atop quarter sawn Madagascar rosewood back and sides… Collings’ new Traditional construction and appointments, which include fish-glue construction, the new Traditional neck

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(NEW) Collings D1A-T, Traditional Model, Adirondack, Mahogany, Sunburst – SOLD

(NEW) For your consideration, a superb Mahogany dreadnought from the team at Collings.  By going with a thinner nitrocellulose lacquer finish, animal glue construction and a slightly re-tuned bracing system, these new Traditional guitars add a level of warmth and punch to the Collings build, taking the tone in a more vintage-inspired direction.  On this guitar we went with a

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(USED) Collings D2G, German Spruce Top, Rosewood, Vintage Now Neck – SOLD

(USED) Some of our very favorite Indian rosewood dreadnoughts have German spruce tops, and Collings understands this tonewood combination very well indeed.  The German spruce, being typically stiffer than Sitka, brings a focus to the overtones inherent in the rosewood, so the resulting guitar is loud and warm, but also very articulate with just a dash of complexity.  The top

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(NEW) Collings D2HT Traditional Dreadnought, Sitka, Indian Rosewood – $4,770

(NEW) A project several years in the making, the Collings Traditional series takes the expertly built Collings dreadnought and tweaks a few features for a more vintage-inspired voice. We can immediately hear the warmer voice in the T models, and these guitars are able to retain the signature Collings clarity, balance and power while slightly dialing back the midrange. The

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(USED) Collings D1A Doghair, Black-Top – $4,950

(USED) A more rockin’ guitar we could not ask for… this D1A is just a feast for the eyes and ears.  Incredibly loud and authoritative, this guitar refuses to go unnoticed. Coming to us in EX+ condition, with no dings, scratches or fretwear, a lovely Adirondack-topped mahogany dreadnought from the master of mahogany dreadnoughts, Bill Collings. The distinctive “Doghair” finish

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SOLD – (USED) 2014 Collings D2H BrA VN, Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack, Vintage Now Neck – SOLD

(USED, EX+++) What a pleasure it is to be able to offer this fairly recent Collings dreadnought with to-die-for, perfectly quartered old-growth BRAZILIAN rosewood back and sides!  This is certainly one of the last Braz guitars to leave the Collings shop, and who knows how long they were saving this very special set of wood… if we were back in

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(NEW) Collings D2 Custom, Torrefied Sitka Spruce, Cocobolo, Sunburst – $6,030

(NEW) This is one of the most drop-dead gorgeous dreadnoughts that we’ve ever seen! A custom D2 (we left off the herringbone this time) with a baked Sitka top (torrefied for stiffness and a more played-in sound) with a perfect shade-burst and stunning Cocobolo back and sides! The whole package looks fantastic, but even we were amazed by how perfectly

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SOLD – (USED) Collings D1A SB custom, Varnish Finish, flourish, Brazilian Parts – SOLD

(USED) It’s no secret that Collings’ mahogany dreadnoughts are some of the fiercest flatpickers around. The crew in Austin has a knack for getting serious volume and clarity out of their dreads, and this particular guitar has those in spades. This sunburst 2010 model is in excellent condition, with no structural issues. There is one noticeable ding on the treble

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(NEW) Collings D3, 42-Style Top Inlay, Adirondack, Wenge – $7,400

(NEW) As supplies of Brazilian rosewood continue to diminish (Collings hasn’t had it on the menu for several years now) we eagerly pursue new tropical hardwoods that have similar visual and tonal characteristics to the classic flat-topped guitars of yesteryear. One tonewood that we are building extensively with these days is Wenge, which evokes Brazilian’s complex sound, rich overtone content

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(NEW) Collings D2, Rope Purfling, Sitka, Indian Rosewood – $3,935

(NEW) A small twist on a stone classic! The only changes we made to the tried and true Collings dreadnought formula were to substitute rope purfling for the usual herringbone (classy move, no?) and we changed the nut width to the increasingly popular 1 3/4″. If you have played a Collings dread before, then you already know… but for the

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(NEW) Collings D3 Custom, Torrefied Adirondack, Madrose, Varnish – SOLD

(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

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