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Collings CW preowned 2008

Collings CW preowned 2008

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near mint condition

This near mint preowned dreadnought powerhouse is our latest Collings acoustic offering. This guitar is a great choice for bluegrass players or for anyone who is looking to squeeze out as much power as one can from a dreadnaught. An Adirondack spruce top with mahogany back and sides is a marriage that Collings has perfected.

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Named after the well-loved Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, the Collings Winfield is a highly modified version of Collings' standard dreadnought that features options commonly requested by flatpicking specialists. The combination of the stiff Adirondack spruce top with enlarged soundhole, supported by a top bracing pattern based on the earliest 14-fret dreadnoughts, make the CW a bluegrass powerhouse. Everything about this model is designed to provide plenty of headroom and projection for aggressive playing, but not at the expense of good tone.

CRAIG'S POV

This near mint preowned dreadnought powerhouse is our latest Collings acoustic offering. To me, this guitar is a great choice for bluegrass players or for anyone who is looking to squeeze out as much power as one can from a dreadnaught. An Adirondack spruce top with mahogany back and sides is one of my all time favorite wood combinations, a marriage that Collings has perfected. If you're looking for a great playing and sounding acoustic with all the tweaks that many bluegrass players prefer, look no further. This Collings CW might just be the guitar for you.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

Serial #13989
Topselect Adirondack spruce
Back & sidesmahogany
Soundholelarge style with black/white wood nitrate rosette
Bindingtortoise-style top/back/neck
Purflingblack/white wood with 1-style walnut backstrip
Bracespre-war scalloped Adirondack w/no tongue brace
Pickguarddalmatian-style celluloid
Neckmahogany
Scale length25 1/2"
Truss rodfully adjustable
Fingerboardebony
Fingerboard radius14"-26" compound
Neck jointmortise and tenon hybrid
Neck shapemodified V profile with 2 1/4" string spacing
Frets21, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
Fretwiremedium 18% nickel-silver
Nutbone, 1 23/32"
Headstocksquare with volute, 15 degree angle
Peghead overlayebony with inlaid Collings logo
Bridgeebony belly-style with cutthrough saddle
Bridge pins and end pinebony
Tunersnickel Waverly with 16:1 ratio
Finishhigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseCollings deluxe hardshell
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