Category Archive: Dreadnoughts

(USED) Collings CW MRA Varnish, Adirondack, Madagascar Rosewood – $6,250

(USED) With the popularity of the great Tony Rice and all of the guitarists that he has inspired, we’re seeing a real surge of interest in large soundhole dreadnoughts. We hear the larger soundhole as tempering the low end, adding a focus to the overtone content of a rosewood guitar. Collings isn’t new to the large soundhole game, and his

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(USED) Collings D1A SB, Varnish Finish, Brazilian Parts – $4,650

(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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(USED) Collings D1A Doghair, Black-Top – SOLD

(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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(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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(NEW) Collings DS1 Custom, All-Mahogany, Rope Purfling – $4,565

(NEW) In case you were wondering where we got our nickname “Moe’s House Of Mahogany,” well it’s because we can’t stay away from BEAUTIES LIKE THIS! We love the sound of all-mahogany guitars, and it doesn’t get much better than the classic 12-fret dreadnought for big, warm, bass-y acoustic tone. This thing rumbles! 12-fret guitars have increased bass response thanks

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings D2HA-T (“Traditional”) EIRW, torrefied Adirondack spruce – SOLD

Are you ready for the Collings Traditionals? (NEW) 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, they bring a remarkable 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

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(NEW) Collings D1-T (“Traditional”) Baked Sitka Top, Prototype, with Collings Case – $4,725

Are you ready for the Collings Traditionals? (NEW) 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, they 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

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(NEW) Collings CJ-35 Black Top, Sitka, Mahogany… First of its Kind – $4,860

(NEW) Here’s something we thought would be super-cool… a CJ-35 with a black top!  We were inspired by a guitar that drifted through our shop last year, an old Gibby slope D that was once owned by Karen Dalton… and we decided to have Collings emulate that aesthetic on their more traditionally voiced jumbo. The CJ-35 has become one of

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(NEW) Collings CWMhASB Varnish – $7,355

(NEW) Collings’ signature 14-fret mahogany dread with Adirondack top, Adirondack braces, style one sunburst, 1 and 23/32″ nut width, no tongue brace, enlarged soundhole, Waverly tuners, CW dalmatian pick guard, 1 and 1/4″ saddle spacing, and cut thru saddle. Oh yes, and VARNISH of course. We’ve always loved the Collings CW models and could think of no way to improve them,

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(NEW) Collings D3G Sunburst, German Spruce, Rosewood – $5,512

(NEW) Beautiful! And what do we have here? Collings’ top of the line D3 dreadnought, this one with the always perfect German spruce top, beautiful medium-dark sunburst, and 1 and 3/4″ nut width. The Collings “3” series includes abalone rosette, gold tuners, and style 3 backstrip. The sound of this dread is powerful but well behaved, focused and refined. A

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(NEW) Collings D2H-G, German Spruce Top, Adirondack Braces, No Tongue Brace – $4,435

(NEW) This is another of our slightly “hot-rodded” models, a GORGEOUS herringbone trimmed D2H with German spruce top, ivoroid binding, ADIRONDACK braces, figured Macassar ebony headstock veneer, NO TONGUE BRACE and 1 and 3/4″ nut width. We find these German topped, slightly hot-rodded Collings dreadnoughts to be just about the perfect cross-picking, flatpicking, strumming, fingerstyle, vocal accompaniment large guitars in

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(NEW) Collings D1A custom, No Tongue Brace, Adirondack Bracing, 1 and 23/32″ – $5,245

(NEW) 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, they 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

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(NEW) Collings D1, Adirondack Braces, No Tongue Brace – $3,870

(NEW) On occasion we like to “soup up” our mahogany dreads by stiffening the top via Adirondack spruce braces, while at the same time leaving out the tongue brace for a more active upper bout. We find that on the Collings D1, this is a great combination that gives a slight edge, both in terms of warmth of tone and

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