Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133
Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133

Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck ID-9133

Collings D2H Guitar MR A VN Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood

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 first 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. 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 instrument features an Adirondack spruce top and Madagascar Rosewood Madagascar resonates evenly responsive across the entire tonal register and provides a crisp, sparkling treble commonly associated with Brazilian Rosewood. Madagascar is also becoming very scarce and this is a fantastic example of what a master luthier can do with the wood.

Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka Spruce, resulting in quick response and tremendous volume. When coupled with the Madagascar Rosewood, notes are airy, crisp, meaty, and well defined... it also happens to be incredibly beautiful in appearance as well.

The tongue brace has also been left off of this guitar allowing for the Adirondack Spruce top to resonate a bit more freely. Additionally, this instrument features a Vintage Now Neck profile.

The Vintage Now neck is a 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.

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Collings D

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 23997

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Madagascar Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing

Inlays: MOP diamond, square fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony Belly

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise

Backstrip: Matching 2-style backstrip

Headstock Shape: Square headstock with volute

Headstock Overlay: Madagascar

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Vintage Now

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: Vintage Now Neck

Misc. 2: No Tongue Brace

Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 4: 15 degree headstock angle

Misc. 5: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

Misc. 6: High-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish