FACTOIDS & TRIVIA
The DS-1 is Collings interpretation of a pre-War Martin 12-fret D-18. Compared to the original Martin, Bill Collings uses decidedly modern elements such as an adjustable trussrod and bolt-on neck design for his guitar. The "A" suffix denotes that the guitar is constructed with an Adirondack (red spruce) top just as the original Martins were.
COLLINGS DS-1A (2003)
Body: Hollow; solid 2-piece Adirondack (red) spruce top, solid 2-piece mahogany back, and solid mahogany sides; double bound top, single bound back
Finish: Natural, nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck: 1-piece mahogany, set-in; ebony headstock overlay with mother-of-pearl logo
Fingerboard: Ebony, mother-of-pearl dot markers
Number of Frets: 19
Pickguard: Tortoise, plastic
Bridge: Ebony with micarta saddle
Tuners: Waverly, open, nickel
Scale Length: 25 1/2 inches
Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 inches
Body Width at Lower Bout: 15 5/8 inches
Body Depth: 4 7/8 inches
Weight: 4.5 lb.