(NEW) Sometimes it's easy to take the finish on a fine guitar for granted. We accept that the builder knows what they're doing, that the finish is applied at the right thickness and will arrive at our shop free of flaws. Indeed, this is a given with Collings guitars.
But what has become clear over the last few years is that there are many reasons, both practical and aesthetic, to offer different options for a guitar's finish. As far as looks, the satin finish that is available on Collings' Traditional line of guitars reminds us of the thinned out, low-sheen look of a vintage guitar... but of course, free of the finish checks, scratches and dings that come with age. Practically, it's a super-thin finish, and allows the wood to vibrate more freely, to "breathe" if you will. Also practically speaking, some players' skin chemistry just doesn't jive with a gloss finish. To some players, gloss feels sticky, and especially on the neck prevents the free movement of the hands. For those players, a smooth satin finish is just the ticket.
So here we have a D2H Traditional with that smooth, silky, 600-thread-count satin finish, and it really couldn't be better. Perfect, tight grained Sitka top, almost looks like a 1-piece top thanks to the perfect quartering and with not a touch of run-out. Indian rosewood back and sides bring that warm, deep sound that dreadnought fans have swooned over for decades. 1 11/16" nut on the Traditional modified V neck profile. Drop in saddle. "2" style traditional appointments include herringbone top trim, 3-ring rosette, ivoroid binding and zipper back strip. Tuners are relic'd Waverly. Includes TKL hard case.
You've tried the rest, now try the best... Collings' Traditional models offer a warmer sounding alternative to their powerful modern interpretation of the dreadnought. You will be impressed.
AMW Price: $5,775
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