Bottom of the paper label reads "D2H Baaa A". In Collings code that means the Brazilian is triple-A grade (they used the lower case "a" to avoid confusion with the capital "A" for Adirondack spruce top). Collings had some great Brazilian rosewood during this period and this example is about as good as it gets, being both dark and almost perfectly matched. This guitar has been played, and has light fret wear to the first 5 frets as proof, but there's still a lot of miles left before a fret job would be needed. The back and sides have only the lightest surface swirls to the finish, and the neck and top have some small nicks and dings but these are only to the finish and are not noticeable unless you start looking for them. The Adirondack top has interesting matching light swaths out at the edges of the lower bout, but this is just the result of natural coloration in the spruce itself. While this dreadnought has the characteristic Collings "bite" to the trebles, the bass tone has that darker reverb rumble and projection that we associate with Brazilian rosewood. Whether you are a Brazilian lover or a rosewood Dreadnought fan, or both, this is a great example of a Collings model that hasn't been available in many years and won't be coming back. The original case is equally clean.