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 standard D2H is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too stiff for their style. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. Indian Rosewood is warm and rounded with complex overtones. The D2H is a powerful dreadnought without any compromise.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: MOP diamond and square 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
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly Bridge
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid top/back body binding
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: Matching 2-style backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Stained 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"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint