Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886
Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo  ID-7886

Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo ID-7886

Collings D2H G German Spruce and Cocobolo

The Collings D2H G is a standard model in our shop. It has commanding presence with balanced tone and clarity. The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings is certainly not the only company to build them, they bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar. Although its bass response makes the dreadnought ideal for vocal accompaniment, Collings versions are also often employed by bluegrass flatpickers who must compete with inherently louder instruments such as banjos and fiddles. This D2H features a custom German Spruce top combined with gorgeous custom Cocobolo back and sides.

German Spruce is one of our favorite choices for topwood. German Spruce has a stiffness to weight ratio that falls somewhere between Sitka and Adirondack, making it an ideal compromise for many playing styles. German is stiff enough to handle heavy flatpicking, but also responds very well to fingerstyle players as well. When combined with Indian Rosewood back and sides, it produces a lush low end that is clear and powerful.

Cocobolo characteristically has poweful low overtones resulting in a complex bottom end. The overall effect is also a bell like tone with clear, slow decaying harmonics. Fast and responsive, it articulate with ample note distinction and a rich low end. This particular set of Cocobolo has very deep red streaks alternating with lighter red streaks, the robust Red colors are complimented by beautiful contrasting black streaks.

The herringbone purfle is a classy visual feature and we find it also adds to the tone and responsiveness of the instrument. By cutting into the outer edge of the soundboard and replacing with herringbone, you are making changes in how the top is isolated from the side of the guitar, how freely it moves and in what direction. In our experience the addition of the herringbone makes the guitar feel a bit more "opened up" right from the start.

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Collings D2H

Specifications:

Expected Arrival: 2013-9

Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 22355

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Cocobolo

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: MOP diamond and square fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony belly-style bridge

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding

Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard

Backstrip: Matching 2-style backstrip

Headstock Shape: Square headstock with volute

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile

Body Depth: 4 7/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"

Body Length: 20"

Total Length: 40 1/4"

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod

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