Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584
Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584
Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584
Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584
Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584
Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584
Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584
Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584

Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst ID-7584

Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst

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, we 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. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference. This gorgeous Collings D2H G VN SB German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst features a custom Sunburst Finish on the German Spruce top combined with a beautiful set of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides. Additionally, numerous custom appointments have been added including, Adirondack braces, 1 3/4" nut width, a Vintage Now neck and bridge, cut through saddle and the removal of tongue brace.

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.

Accompaniments like the Adirondack bracing and the removal of the tongue brace make this guitar that much more menacing. Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.

We are also a big fan of leaving the tongue brace out of these instruments. As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, this brace comes into scrutiny. Martin added the tongue brace in 1940 and it has become standard every since. The absence of a tongue brace frees the top to allow enhanced vibration and results in a richer, fuller, tone with more low end resonance. It is speculated that Martin added the brace to prevent top cracking, but the years have proven this to have been unnecessary and actually decreases resonation.

The Vintage Now neck is another custom appointment on this instrument and is coupled with a 1 3/4" nut and 2 1/4" string spacing at the saddle. Collings Vintage Now neck is the perfect compromise for many players that think a modern neck is too flat in profile, yet the typical neck on a 40's style instrument is too thick. Collings' exclusive neck profile is uniquely adapted to players looking for vintage width and girth, with contemporary playability. The slightly wider string spacing at both ends of the guitar also makes fingerstyle playing and chordal accompaniment more enjoyable. With a traditional "cut-through" saddle there should be no doubt as to the inspiration for this fantastic instrument.

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Collings D2H

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 68 lbs

Serial: 21934

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Adirondack Braces

Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays

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

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone nut and drop-in saddle

Saddle Material: Bone Cutthrough Saddle

Bridge: Ebony Vintage Now

Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots

Tuners: Waverly Nickel With Nickel Buttons

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Backstrip: Herringbone

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Inlaid Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Vintage Now Neck and Bridge

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

Misc. 4: Sunburst Top

Misc. 5: Cutthrough Saddle