This is a mythical guitar. I'll remember it for the rest of my life.
Okay, so we get A LOT of incredible guitars in. I don't want to seem jaded or pretentious, but my standards are pretty high. When I got a call about this guitar...I was curious. Genuinely curious. AAA grade Brazilian? Could it be as gloriously clean, reverby, rich, and seductively bassy as those vintage Brazilian dreads of yesteryear? Yes. Yes, it is. We like talking about guitars here. Pros. Cons. Insights. Digressions. So far, everyone who's played this guitar in the shop has said the same thing: NOTHING. They go someplace far away and I've literally had to snap my fingers in front of their faces to get them to stop playing. It's a 2006, but it's completely clean. It was owned by a collector. He apparently really knew how to pick them, and keep them for that matter. If you want one of the best. This is it. Period.
The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings is certainly not the first to build them, we bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar. Although its bass response makes the dreadnought ideal for vocal accompaniment, Collings versions are also often employed by bluegrass flatpickers who must compete with inherently louder instruments such as banjos and fiddles. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.