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6L6

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Jul 27th, 2016 10:51 AM        

I've come to realize that I definitely hit more clams when the guitar has a 1 3/4" nut. While online surveys show that over 80% of guitar players prefer 1 3/4" over 1 11/16", I'm clearly in the 20% class.<br /> <br /> SO... I've sold off all of my 1 3/4" nut guitars except for one (a 2011 Collings D2HA for sale on my local CL) and freed up some cash for new guitars with 1 11/16".<br /> <br /> First of these is this gorgeous Collings D-3 Custom that I bought at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA. Gryphon is my all-time fav guitar store and I've been dealing with them for 40yrs now.<br /> <br /> This D-3 has a German Spruce top, Cocobolo back and sides, and solid black ebony fretboard and headstock veneer. The yellow sapwood stripe in the back is just spectacular (Cocobolo is harvested just for the heartwood. This kind of sapwood delineation is exactly how it occurs in the tree) !!!<br /> <br /> I had Gryphon install a K&K Pure Mini pickup and the guitar sounds incredible both plugged and unplugged. It lives in a Hiscox Pro II case.<br /> <br /> 6



6L6

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Jul 27th, 2016 10:53 AM        

Back:



6L6

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Jul 27th, 2016 10:55 AM        

Closeup of the back:



Hammond101

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Jul 27th, 2016 01:20 PM        

Awesome guitar. That back is stunning. I played one once, a Collings, and fell in love. Congrats!



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Jul 27th, 2016 02:43 PM        

Wow. Just stunning.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Also, I was the 100,000 visiter to your link!<br /> <br /> Yay!!!



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the sweeter the music.
Jul 27th, 2016 03:04 PM        

Very nice! I love cocobolo.<br /> <br /> <br /> I'm one of the 20 percenters as well.



Viera

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Santee CA

Poser extraordinaire
Jul 27th, 2016 03:38 PM        

Me like. Very beautiful back. Too bad it has a 1 11/16" nut. :-)



Martin G

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Jul 29th, 2016 02:10 PM        

Very nice



kego

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Give me a second to think of something..
Jul 30th, 2016 04:06 PM        

Nice!



6L6

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San Francisco, CA

Sep 9th, 2016 09:30 AM        

Thanks to all!<br /> <br /> 6



Foggy1

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Sep 9th, 2016 03:36 PM        

Beautiful Guitar!



Saracen

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Sep 12th, 2016 04:04 PM        

Man, oh man that's a purtifull guitar!



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