Category Archive: Dreadnoughts

(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 – ON HOLD

(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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(USED) 1996 Collings D42, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – ON HOLD

(USED) Here is a prize! A played-in but well loved 42-style dreadnought from Collings, dating clear back to February 1996! We simply do not come across many nearly 20-year old Collings, and we get very excited when we do… because as most players know, a great guitar only gets better with age. This majestic D42 proves it, having opened up

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SOLD – (USED) Collings D42BaaaAsb, Brazilian RW, Adirondack Top, Sunburst, Flowerpot, Abalone Everywhere! – SOLD

(2000) This 15-year old Collings D42 custom SUNBURST in AAA grade Brazilian RW, Adirondack spruce and all the tone a man (or woman) could ask for. A fifteen year old guitar that is in essentially new condition, with abalone flowerpot inlay on peghead, gold Waverly tuners, 42 style fretboard inlay, abalone top border, 1 and 3/4″ nut width, 2 and 3/16″ saddle spacing, drop

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SOLD – (USED) (2005) Collings CW, AAA grade Brazilian RW, Adirondack top – $8,750 – SOLD

(USED) Few things in a guitar player’s life provide as much joy, or require less explanation, than owning a Brazilian Rosewood Collings CW model. If you like the sound of a flatpick applied to strings tied to a box made of the Twin Peaks of Guitar construction (AAA grade Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack spruce) then you’ll like this guitar. 1

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(NEW) Collings D1A (Standard) Adirondack top, 1 and 11/16″ nut width – $4,545

(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 D3 MRA, Madagascar Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce, Adi Braces, – $7,310

(NEW) And what do we have here? Collings’ top of the line D3 dreadnought, this one with the rare and precious (Premium grade) MadRose (Madagascar Rosewood) back and sides, stellar Adirondack spruce top (with Adirondack braces) and 1 and 3/4″ nut width. Collings has just recently been able to procure some premium MadRose sets, after a long hiatus during which we could

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(USED) (1998) Collings D2HBaaA – Brazilian RW, AO1 process! Adirondack – $6,950

 (USED) An exceptionally powerful Collings D2H with deeply colorful figured Brazilian rosewood. This Brazilian was rated “AA” back in 1998. Ah, remember the carefree days of 1998?  Pre- Y2K? Pre-crash.  Back when all we cared about were guitars and Monica Lewinsky? This guitar – serial # 3972 – left Austin in June of 1998 and has been around the world and has

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(NEW) Collings D2-G, German Spruce Top – $4,430

Just arrived (NEW) OK, so we’ve seen a hundred or more of these now, and we are ready to say that our favorite way to do the “flagship” top-selling D2 model is actually to do the “21” style D2-G model – that is a tortoise bound D2 dreadnought without herringbone purfling, with German spruce top, and 1 and 3/4″ nut width. Now,

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(NEW) Collings Custom D1H, w/ Herringbone Purfling, Abalone Rosette! – $4,050

(NEW) The D1, the base model from Collings Guitars. Now, truth be told, it’s all the guitar most players need and then some…. But we tend to add a cosmetic flare or two that makes the day to day drudgery of working around the world’s finest guitars a little less cumbersome – hence the hairy bone purfling and ring around the rosie abalone

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(NEW) Custom Collings D2, Sitka top, Adi Braces, No Tongue Brace – $4,545

The D2H, the Flagship model from Collings Guitars. Here’s another custom for your pals at AMW,  a custom Collings D2 (sans hairy-bone) with East Indian rosewood back band sides, and Sitka spruce top done up in Pre-War style without tongue brace, with 1 and 3/4″ nut width, exotic ebony headstock veneer, abalone rosette, 45 style snowflakes, simple top purling, and Adirondack top braces. Sweet! The Adirondack braces add a

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