Collings D1A T Guitar featuring a Torrefied Adirondack spruce top and custom Collings case. One old guitar teacher of mine and guitar & mandolin conneisseur who has owned a number of very high end instruments said after playing this guitar "wow... I've never heard anything like this". He wasn't in the market for a dreadnought guitar, but he almost was ready to sell some instruments and snatch up this guitar right then.
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 only company 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.