CW Mh A

Overview

CW Mh ANamed after the well-loved Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, the Collings Winfield is a highly modified version of our 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.

Hand Voiced

From the starting point of the wood's density and rigidity, each acoustic guitar top is hand selected, evaluated, and carved to its own unique thickness; maximizing the tonal potential of each top.

Premium Tonewoods

Each Collings acoustic guitar, from our most affordable model to the highest end, are built with the finest tonewoods available. Each wood is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected by master luthiers here at our shop who pick each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.

Playability

A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.

Finish

By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 inches in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.

Hardware

Premium Waverly open gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation.

Appointments

The Collings CW contains several unique features including an enlarged soundhole, a dalmatian pickguard, and a 21 fret neck.

Wood Combinations

The pairing of Sikta spruce with a Honduran mahogany back and sides creates a guitar with crisp yet warm articulation and a beautiful tonal balance.

CW Options

Each CW can be ordered with an optional Sunburst top and/or a varnish finish.

TopAdirondack spruce
Back & SidesHonduran mahogany
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingTortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard Binding.100" Tortoise with b/w purfling
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeEbony belly-style with 2 1/4" spacing
FingerboardEbony with no inlay
Bridge Pins/End PinEbony with MOP dot
NutBone, 1 23/32"
SaddleBone, Cutthrough
Neck ProfileModified V
Peghead ProfileTapered square with no volute
Neck JointMortise & tenon hybrid
Truss RodFully adjustable
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony with MOP Collings Logo
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip1-style (Walnut)
Rosetteb/w Purfling
SoundholeEnlarged
Scale Length25 1/2"
Brace MaterialAdirondack spruce
Brace PatternPre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
Body FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardDalmatian
StringsD'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
CaseDeluxe Hardshell case by TKL
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurments may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length20"
Body Depth4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width15 5/8"
Total Length40 1/4"

Custom Options

  • Adirondack Spruce (standard)
  • Sunburst Top
  • Varnish Finish
  • Left-handed

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