Finding a used D1 Traditional sunburst is pretty difficult, especially one this clean, but finding a D1 T sunburst that comes with the Collings-made hardshell case puts it into needle-in-a-haystack territory. There's just one tiny ding to the top, right behind the bridge, hardly any other signs of use. The lacquer has settled a bit into the pores of the wood, always a nice patina when it's a glossy finish. Best of all it's a great sounding mahogany Dreadnought. We don't know if the baked (torrefied) spruce top is responsible or what, but it works. It seems a bit weird to get excited about a mere case, but these Collings cases are so light, yet so strong and well-made (and now so expensive when available) that we had to rave about it. If you've seen one in person you know what we're raving about, if you haven't be prepared to never be satisfied with big bulky hardshell cases again!
Custom Traditional Series scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer