Description

Here's a primo bit of unobtanium for the Collings fans out there: a D-42, in A-grade Madagascar Rosewood, torrefeid Adirondack Spruce and varnish finish! We remember this guitar from when it was spec-built at Collings: it was the first guitar to feature a torrefied top under varnish finish. And it's only gotten better. The voice is extremely robust; and it's one of the warmest-sounding Collings dreadnoughts we've encountered. The previous owner took excellent care of it -- while there are a few very small marks on the top (varnish is very thin & very soft, after all), this guitar presents in near-mint condition. The setup is perfect, just as it was when it left the Collings shop, and it needs no work at this time. Priced with its original TKL hard case. 

On consignment. 

Specs

  • Torrefied Adirondack spruce top
  • Premium A-Grade Madagascar Rosewood back and sides
  • -42 style top purfling
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck/peghead binding
  • Black/white wood purfling with 3-style mosaic backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss varnish finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Double bound square headstock with volute
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 3/4" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • TKL hardshell case
  • Serial No. 24144

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