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2009 Collings CW Varnish, Adirondack Top, Mahogany Back and Sides - SOLD


(USED) Here is a CW from 2009, the golden age of Varnish instruments from Collings.  It is used but certainly not abused, with just a couple dings/finish impressions in the lower bout near the tail block (pictured) but no basically no fret wear, cracks or structural issues of any kind.  

The CW is Collings' large sound hole dread, a la the Tony Rice guitar.  It comes standard with an Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides, with 1 23/32" nut width, cut-through saddle, Adirondack spruce braces with no tongue brace... basically a highly tuned-in bluegrass machine.  The varnish finish is a costly upgrade, but the thinner nature of the finish results in a louder, more responsive guitar, with a warmer sound and unlimited headroom.  Other standard features include Waverly tuners, bound neck and no fingerboard markers.  

Includes original TKL hard case.  

The last bluegrass guitar you'll ever need!

Serial #16382
AMW Price: $5,550

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