A timeless example of the heralded Collings sound and craftsmanship.
Collings. D-42. Brazilian Rosewood. Varnish. What more could one possibly want? (If your answer is a Snakewood fingerboard & bridge, and inlays by Doug Unger, we also happen to have one of our 2008 40th Anniversary models available.)
This 2008 D-42 remains in excellent condition, though the Collings varnish finish is very thin, and you'll notice how it's sunk into the pores of the wood when examining it in refracted light. There are no significant scratches or cosmetic blemishes, though remember this is a used guitar with a thin finish and it shows minor signs of handling. The setup remains excellent as well, and the guitar plays easily with a full-height saddle.
How does it sound? Well, in a word, wonderful. The thing that strikes you most when taking the first strum is this guitar's balance and clarity: those characteristics of its voice are actually quite shocking. It can get as loud as anyone would want a guitar to get when it's driven hard, but this is a more sophisticated and nuanced instrument than one you'd describe as a "cannon" (we don't love that term). A timeless example of the heralded Collings sound and craftsmanship. Priced with Calton case.