Collings D-42AT Adirondack Traditional



We've waited a long time for this Collings D-42 Traditional -- and it's immediately gone right to the top of the shop dreadnought inventory. This beauty has the looks and tone that draw gasps from across the room -- true piano sound across the registers, with clear, full and depp bass, a warm, open midrange and singing, round trebles. To be clear: yes, this guitar comes with a Collings handmade vintage-style hard case (not a TKL). Given its rarity and classiness in the Collings dreadnought-o-sphere, we felt it needed to go in one of Bill's gorgeous cases. And we were content to wait until one was available before offering it for sale. The modern era's finest dreadnought-style guitar, and a current shop favorite.



  • Adirondack Spruce top
  • Indian Rosewood back & sides
  • Sitka spruce bracing
  • Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-bracing
  • Animal Protein glue construction
  • High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • -42 style abalone purfling
  • Torch head stock inlay
  • 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" SL
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • Gold Waverly tuners (16:1 ratio)
  • Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
  • Serial No. 29575

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