This Collings D41 Custom 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine's 10th Anniversary Collection.
The Collings Acoustic Guitar 10th Anniversary model is truly the best of both worlds: classic design elements and tonal characteristics from the past combined with the precise playability and intonation of a modern, state-of-the-art acoustic guitar.
It all starts with a traditional dreadnought shape made of East Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce. A one-piece Honduran mahogany neck is fitted with a Brazilian rosewood peghead veneer and an African ebony fretboard. The careful selection of materials and time-honored bracing pattern ensure longevity as well as optimum tone and volume, but with this particular Collings, beautiful woods and a lustrous finish are merely where the fun begins.
A thin but colorful band of abalone borders the top and circles the soundhole, with grained-ivory celluloid binding protecting all edges of the body and neck. Black and white lines inside the binding and a colorful wood marquetry back strip complete the subtle body decoration. Fretboard position markers are vintage-style abalone snowflakes, with an additional inlay of the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 10th Anniversary logo at the first fret.
Understated elegance is the theme of this Collings guitar. The lack of garish appointments and trendy decorations means its appearance will garner the same appreciation decades from now, when the sound will be even more impressive than it is today.Product Specs
||Sitka Spruce, East Indian Rosewood
From the December 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine:
Every guitar collection should include a rosewood dreadnought, and we’re glad that Collings decided to build a special D-41 for Acoustic Guitar magazine. Inspired by pre-war Martins of the same body shape, this guitar features Bill Collings’ typical blend of vintage specs and contemporary precision. The proven combination of East Indian rosewood back and sides, a tight-grained Sitka spruce top, and scalloped bracing makes the Collings D-41 a veritable cannon. Its look is classy but not flashy, with an abalone-bound top, snowflake fingerboard inlays, a Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, and AG’s anniversary logo inlaid at the first fret.