|Comments||Collings guitars are outstanding illustrations of just how consistently good instrument construction can be. These are just great instruments.
The Collings DS1 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought is a re-creation of the original dreadnought design, using the early slope-shoulder, 12-fret neck configuration.
In their originally form, these instruments were targeted towards Hawaiian style players, so the tonal output is very smooth, rich, and full.
There’s a massive presence with sparkling highs, a full yet not overwhelming bottom end, and luscious midrange.
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard. 25.5″ scale length with 1 13/16″ nut width. Slotted peghead.|
|Frets||12 frets to the body, 19 frets total.|
|Body||Slope-shoulder dreadnought body design with Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides and ebony bridge. Pre-war type scalloped bracing is used, and faux tortoise binding and pickguard sets off the body.
15 5/8″ maximum body width, maximum depth 4 7/8″.
|Finish||Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish.|
|Hardware/electronics||Waverly tuning gears, bone nut and saddle.|
|Playability/Action||Collings instruments play really well with the factory setup, and we will of course make any adjustments required by the player.|
|Case||Collings deluxe hardshell case included.|
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