Whoa. Even we just had to step back and gawk for a second after opening the case with this guitar. This D-42 from Collings Guitars of Austin, TX, is a completely custom one-off, and a virtually-impossible-to-find modified "Traditional" guitar. This D-42 features an exceptionally lightweight set of Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a torrefied Adirondack top with sunburst finish (these Collings 'bursts just look unbeatable on a baked top). The tone of this guitar is mind-blowing: resonance like you won't believe, with a dark, woody sound that would make even the most dyed-in-the-wool vintage purists scratch their heads in amazement. This current jewel of our Collings collection is housed in one of their handmade vintage-style hard cases. If you're looking for a special Collings guitar, look no further.



  • Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top
  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides
  • Sitka spruce bracing
  • Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace
  • Animal Protein glue construction
  • High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • -42 style abalone purfling
  • Torch peghead inlay & abalone border
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Bone nut & cutthrough saddle
  • Traditional neck profile
  • Mortoise & tenon hybrid neck joint
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • 14" - 26" compound fingerboard radius
  • 25.5" scale length
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 2 5/16" string spacing
  • Engraved Gold Waverly tuners
  • Collings Dreadnought Case
  • Serial No. 30139

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