Collings D1 Custom w/Collings Traditional Case, 3/4″ Nut Baked Sitka, Bound Headstock & Fretboard,

$ 5350.00

A fabulous, one owner (me),  Collings D1 Custom with Natural finish. It is nearly mint.  It’s been played but it is mint, but wait – let’s call it Excellent, because someone might find something somewhere I haven’t seen. There is the slightest mark on a couple of frets indicating play but no fret wear. It’s cleaner than any guitar-store offering. Look at the photos for the headstock and neck binding. It adds a bit of elegance that you won’t find on most Collings.   I LEAVE ON TOUR THURSDAY.  BUY NOW AND I CAN SHIP UP TO WED 5/25. 

It is sweet, loud and articulate and the baked top make it sound like it’s 20 years old. It sustains forever. It is lightly built and resonates when you play it. Like most Collings dreads, it handles thumping bluegrass and soft finger-style with ease. It can be ultra-quietly finger-picked or strummed hard and it remains clear and articulate. It is Gorgeous. Ships in the impossible to find Collings Handmade Traditional Case.  The case is excellent. 

Custom features are: baked-Sitka top, 1 3/4″ nut, bound headstock (photo), bound fingerboard & case. The neck is straight and set perfectly and the nut has not been shaved for lower action. I go from soft finger-style to rock classics and it does it all. I LOVE the Collings factory specs so the factory set up is untouched so you can adjust it any way you like. Weighs in at feathery 4.4 pounds.

Top – “Baked” Sitka spruce

Back & Sides – Honduran mahogany

Neck  – Honduran mahogany

Body Binding – Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling

Fingerboard Binding – Tortoise with b/w purfling

Peghead Binding – Tortoise with b/w purfling

Bridge – Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16″ spacing

Fingerboard – Ebony with MOP long dots

Bridge Pins/End Pin – Ebony with MOP dot

Nut – Bone, 1 3/4″

Saddle – Bone, drop-in

Neck Profile – Modified V

Peghead Profile – Tapered square

Neck Joint – Mortise & tenon hybrid

Truss Rod – Fully adjustable

Frets – Medium 18% nickel-silver

Peghead Veneer – Ebony with MOP Collings logo

Tuners – Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)

Backstrip – 1-style (Walnut)

Rosette – b/w Purfling

Scale Length – – 25 1/2″

Brace Material – Sitka spruce

Brace Pattern – Pre-war scalloped X-brace

Fingerboard Radius – 14″ – 26″ compound

Body Finish – High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck Finish – High gloss polyester resin

Pickguard – Tortoise

Case – Collings Traditional Handmade Case