If you've been looking for a special Collings dreadnought, buckle up. This D-42, their first made with Amazon Rosewood back & sides, was constructed for display at the 2020 NAMM show -- and looks aside, one strum will tell you why. The Amazon Rosewood back & sides impart significant growl into the low end -- we're reminded of Cocobolo a bit, but this guitar has a clearer sound than Cocobolo dreadnoughts usually do. A drop-dead powerhouse of a strumming guitar, with volume to spare, it fingerpicks beautifully as well, delivering gorgeous overtones all across the fingerboard. Also features the beautiful abalone peghead border option. As befits a guitar of this stature, a Collings handcrafted vintage-style hard case is included in the price.


  • Select Red (Adirondack) spruce top
  • Premium Amazon Rosewood back and sides
  • -42 style top purfling
  • -45 style snowflake inlays
  • Abalone peghead border
  • 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 nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Double bound square headstock with volute
  • Abalone peghead border
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • 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
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Collings handcrafted vintage-style hard case
  • Serial No. 30407

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