Collings DS1 Addy Spruce/Mahogany 12-Fret Acoustic #25255  From Collings

A 12 fret dreadnought with Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back & sides!

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What We Think

A fingerstyle player's dream you never knew you would have!  Seriously, it's surprising how such a big-bodied guitar with such a grand, open presence is able to sustain syncopated rolls and fingerstyle patterns without any loss of clarity.  Bass and treble parts played in tandem ring and float without threatening to drown one another out.  These big, open, balanced qualities, of course, make this instrument a study in versatility as well.  Alternating between complex, shifting fingerstyle parts and wide, rolling strummed chords feels natural and deeply gratifying.  And don't forget that dynamic range!  Flatpickers will be amazed, in turn, by the punchiness that can be coaxed out of this headroom-heavy dread, particularly as you move closer and closer to that 12th fret.  A modern design with serious tonal integrity!        

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Manufacturer's Description from Collings

This is the original 12-fret dreadnought shape, first designed as an oversized Hawaiian guitar almost a century ago. We've retained the shape and wide neck with slotted headstock from that bygone era, but our DS models are thoroughly modern guitars with a unique sound all their own. The longer body, with the bridge closer to the center of the lower bout, delivers an open, airy tone with smoothness and warmth not typically found in modern, 14-fret dreadnoughts. Whether flatpicked or played fingerstyle, these guitars have lots of headroom and the wide dynamic range invites everything from mellow accompaniment to biting leads.

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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite of electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

  • Select Adirondack Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip Rosette
  • Tortoise-Style Top/Back Binding
  • Black/White Wood Purfling with 1-Style Walnut Backstrip
  • Pre-War Scalloped Bracing
  • Tortoise-Style Celluloid Pickguard
  • High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Square Slotted Headstock with Volute
  • 15 Degree Headstock Angle
  • Ebony Peghead Overlay with Inlaid Collings Logo
  • Ebony Fingerboard with Ebony Belly-Style Bridge
  • Mortise and Tenon Hybrid Neck Joint
  • 19 Frets, Neck Joins the Body at the 12th Fret
  • Modified V Neck Profile with 2 3/8" String Spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound Fingerboard Radius
  • 1 13/16" Bone Nut and Drop-In Saddle
  • 25 1/2" Scale Length
  • Medium 18% Nickel-Silver Fretwire
  • Mother of Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays
  • Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Ebony Bridge Pins and End Pin
  • Nickel Waverly Slot-Head Tuners with 16:1 Ratio
  • Recommended String Gauge - D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"-.056")
  • Collings Deluxe Hardshell Case by TKL