New Collings D1 Traditional w/ 1 11/16″ Nut
We are excited to get our hands on a new Collings D1 Traditional with the new 1 11/16-inch nut width. (The standard nut width on a Collings Traditional dreadnought is 1 ¾-inch.) The slightly narrower width make this guitar easier to play for those of us with smaller hands and brings the outstanding tone of the Collings Traditional Series to a wider audience. The secret behind the great tone of the Traditional Series isn’t really much of secret. The trick is that Collings has revived some of the more labor intensive techniques that builders used back in the 1930s and 1940s, the decade we consider the Golden Era of American guitar making. Other important changes include the use of lighter, stiffer wood in the tops and bracing; a thinner all-nitrocellulose lacquer finish with no UV-cure filler or undercoats; no flat brace (sometimes called “tongue brace”) under the end of the fingerboard; and bridges with a through-cut saddle.