Collings D2H Sitka Spruce and Indian 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 standard Collings 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.
This guitar has a few custom upgrades not found on the standard D2H models. The nut width is 1 23/32" and is considered the perfect compromise for many players. A flourish headstock inlay was added for an extra touch of class and is the perfect compliment to the understated Collings design.
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Prewar Scalloped Bracing
- Backstrip: Herringbone
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Rosette: Crosscut Grained Ivoroid and Blk/Wht Nitrate Strip
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Gloss-Finished Mahogany Neck
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Traditional Diamond and Square
- Solid Peghead w/ Rosewood Overlay
- M.O.P. Collings Logo with Flourish Inlay
- Nickel Waverly Tuners
- Nut Width: 1-23/32"
- Scale: 25-1/2"
- Body Width: 15 5/8"
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Depth: 4-7/8"
- Total Length: 40-1/4"
- Serial: 18254