Collings Clarence White Brazilian (1992)

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Description

Very early (label hand-signed December 1991) Collings Clarence White model, with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and Adirondack Spruce top. As with all Clarence White guitars, this instrument features an enlarged soundhole and 1 23/32" nut width in accordance with the 1935 D-28 made famous by Clarence (and Tony Rice). For its age, this guitar is exceptionally clean: there's some extremely fine lacquer checking near the pickguard area, and a tiny bit of shirt button wear on the back. Otherwise, it still shines like new. Excellent playability, and a huge, powerful woody sound (a bit warmer than what we're used to from a Collings dreadnought). Price includes Calton Case. On consignment -- no trades.

Specs

  • Select Adirondack spruce top
  • Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
  • Large soundhole with grained ivoroid and wood nitrate rosette
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck binding
  • Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped Adirondack braces w/no tongue brace
  • Dalmatian-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square headstock with volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 21 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 1/4" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 23/32" Bone nut and cutthrough saddle
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • No fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Serial No. 479

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