Collings D-42 Madagascar & Adirondack #30,000



As the leading dealer of Collings' instruments, TME is proud to host their 30,000th flattop guitar -- a sensational D-42 constructed by master luthier, Bruce VanWart, using the best set of Madagascar Rosewood and Red Spruce in the Collings wood locker. The pearl inlay is exceptionally colorful, and it's echoed by the tasteful abalone peghead border (a nice little crown on the head of this princely guitar!). It's hard to conjure up enough adjectives to do justice to this guitar's tone. Suffice it to say, if you're a fan of that clear, focused Collings boom -- you would find endless enjoyment whiling away the hours with this guitar. The voice is deep & rich, with a laser-like focus in the midrange. As befits a guitar of this stature, it's paired with a Collings handcrafted vintage-style hard case. 


  • Select Red (Adirondack) spruce top
  • Premium A-Grade Madagascar Rosewood back and sides
  • -42 style top purfling
  • -42 style snowflake inlays
  • 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
  • Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Collings handcrafted vintage-style hard case
  • Serial No. 30000

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