Altman A-D2 Cocobolo Rosewood 1937 Model New - The most authentic pre-war sounding instruments we've ever encountered with that big fat dry deep tone, crystal clarity in every register and unsurpassed dominating power. Prolific "woody" open overall sound that responds instantly to your command with no muddy or metallic overtones, just pure performance that is so reminiscent of that "golden era" nearly 80 years ago. Built to 1936-1938 specifications entirely by hand, Adirondack Spruce top, forward shifted scalloped Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, 1 ¾’’ bone nut width, Ebony traditional bridge and fingerboard, original style Herringbone top trim, solid bone bridge pins with red-eye inlay, beautiful orange-brownish colored Cocobolo back & sides, Honduran Mahogany neck, thru saddle, Tortoise grain pickguard, traditional style rosette, original style fingerboard inlay, Waverly “Relic” Butterbean tuners, “antiqued” top aging toner, 2 5/16’’ string spacing and varnish finish. This may be the closest you will experience to that "sound" and the people who have obtained one, will verify this as several of them own pre-wars. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 920
Collings D2HBaA Custom Brazilian New – Fresh from our vault, A grade Brazilian that is very reminiscent of some 40’s models with black streaks and figure with a very light orange tint. Both the back & sides are a medium color that is not dark with grain that is clearly visible and overall outstanding in appearance. The Adirondack top is super sweet with wide grain at the bouts and that golden “patina” is offset with the SM Fire pickguard, 1 23/32'' nut width, thru saddle and Adirondack braces round out the custom options. Very older "dry'' sound with thick & fat tone as well as expected full power and response. This is a graded Brazilian Collings guitar which they no longer do, and this is a opportunity to obtain a new one that is. You could place this in the category of a "rarer" Collings instrument. Beautiful in appearance, raw articulated sound that will please you from the first string engagement. Priced with deluxe hard case. List $11,275.00. Call or email for price.
Product ID: 495
Collings CW Cocobolo New - Beautiful quartered straight grain brick red Cocobolo Rosewood back & sides with the sides having a half-tone even look with plenty of black streaking everywhere. Very close in appearance to BRW but more importantly, it very closely sounds much like past Collings BRW we have had. People who saw and played this outrageous box, thought it was Brazilian. This is a complete sounding Collings with tremendous power, but also contains a warmth and dryness that delivers a special overall sound that really fills the room. In our opinion, we find this to be a "special" Winfield model. This also has an absolute fabulous Adirondack top with medium wide grain that stretches the whole top and inclusive Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, enlarged soundhole, 1 23/32'' nut width, bound Ebony fingerboard with no inlay, traditional Ebony bridge, thru saddle, Waverly "Butterbean" tuners, Herringbone top trim, Ebony peghead overlay and for more of a traditional look, this one has a Tortoise grain pickguard. For those looking for something more complete that a IRW, with power, warmth, balance and response, then this may be the instrument as we find this one a little "special." Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 909