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McCollum D Honduran Mahogany/Adirondack (Red)
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Status
Sold
Brand
McCollum, Lance
Model
D
Serial #
D85
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5207
Condition
Near Mint. Several minute dings on top.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Rosewood
Fret Markers
Abalone
Frets to Body
14
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Grover
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.25 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
654.1 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

The list of people who could build a Dreadnought like this one--combining the thunderous projection traditionally associated with these guitars with a surgically-precise articulation and balanced voice--is a short one, indeed, with names like Ervin Somogyi and Wayne Henderson at the top of the list. Right there next to them stood Lance McCollum. This particular Dreadnought comes to us as an instrument with no faults, and no excuses: it's here to make music. The back and sides? Honduran Mahogany from "The Tree," of course--with waving grain that shimmers as though alive in the light. There's more: Adirondack Spruce for the top, Lance's understated but original Abalone-and-wood rosette, a three-ply Mahogany neck with a center seam right through the heel.

For the flatpicker, this McCollum makes dreams come true, rendering everything from Bluegrass to Blues to Swing chords in rich, vibrant color. With crisp trebles and a bottom end with more thud and hustle than you can shake a pick at, this Dreadnought makes even flubbed notes sound great. When you're satisfied that every strum yields new, enveloping tones, put the pick aside and try this Dread on for fingerpicking size. Lowered to DADGAD or beyond, the bass strings remain crisp and present, and thanks to Lance's use of a longer scale length, you'll never need worry about losing that well-defined edge, either. The string-to-string articulation is so strong that even simple fingerstyle arrangements sound proud, orchestral. From top to bottom, inside and out, this Dreadnought might be one of our favorites so far this year.

Lance had the touch, as far as Dreadnoughts are concerned. This is a livewire of a strummer, but it holds up beautifully under just my fingers, too: great projection and clarity in the trebles.
 
What a nice guitar. I enjoyed playing it and it made me sad to think that he will not be around to make more.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),

The list of people who could build a Dreadnought like this one--combining the thunderous projection traditionally associated with these guitars with a surgically-precise articulation and balanced voice--is a short one, indeed, with names like Ervin Somogyi and Wayne Henderson at the top of the list. Right there next to them stood Lance McCollum.
 

Lance had the touch, as far as Dreadnoughts are concerned. This is a livewire of a strummer, but it holds up beautifully under just my fingers, too: great projection and clarity in the trebles.
 
What a nice guitar. I enjoyed playing it and it made me sad to think that he will not be around to make more.
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