Collings D3 MhA - USA 2006
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The Collings D3 MhA is a dreadnought-style guitar with an Adirondack spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, hence the "MhA" designation. The combination of Adirondack spruce and Mahogany is a classic tonewood pairing that provides a warm, balanced sound with plenty of projection.
Adirondack spruce is known for its high stiffness-to-weight ratio, which gives it a very high sound velocity and a bright, powerful, and articulate tone. This makes it well-suited for use as a top wood on acoustic guitars, where it can provide a strong and clear sound with excellent projection and sustain.
The guitar features a high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which not only looks beautiful but also allows the wood to resonate freely for a more natural tone. The neck is made from mahogany and features an ebony fingerboard.
Other notable features of the Collings D3 MhA include its scalloped bracing, which enhances the guitar's responsiveness and tonal balance, and its traditional style rosette and purfling, which adds to the guitar's aesthetic appeal.
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
- Binding: Ivoroid with Herringbone top purfling
- Rosette: Traditional style rosette
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony belly-style bridge
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale Length: 25 1/2"
- Frets: 20
- Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
- Case: Collings deluxe hardshell case
This Collings's tone has a beautifully rounded quality to it, with a deep and resonant low end, a sweet and clear high end, and a lush and full-bodied midrange. Perfect for an intricate finger-picker all the way through to a singer-songwriting strummer.
The guitar presents in excellent condition for its age, with hardly a mark on it. The subtle 'V' profile neck is clean and comfortable in the hand, the top, back and sides have no blemishes to speak of and the frets have plenty of life in them with hardly any noticeable wear.
Collings guitars are known for their meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, and this D3 MhA is no exception. It's a high-quality instrument that's designed to deliver exceptional sound and playability, and it's a favourite among many professional musicians and collectors.
Comes in its original Collings hardshell case.