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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Shipping Weight: 20
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
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
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