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Collings D2H T Baked Adirondack and Madagascar Rosewood
The new Traditional or "T" Series of dreadnought and OM guitars reflect Bill Collings' return to his guitar making roots and offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. Prompted by the development of the depression-era inspired Waterloo guitars, Bill had an idea for a new series of Collings guitars that would possess a strong fundamental tonal response characteristic of vintage guitars from the 1930s era.
Each T Series guitar is built using animal protein glue and a very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body, making them exceptionally dynamic and responsive. Bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness to create a voicing characterized by warm rounded highs and a present low midrange, while retaining a quick attack and strong projection. The T Series models also feature a new Traditional neck profile based on our Vintage Now neck, but with a slightly more tapered carve and rolled fingerboard edges. Vintage-inspired appointments include gold mother of pearl inlays with maple/rosewood purflings for 1-style guitars and small brown herringbone purflings for 2H-style guitars.
This particular Traditional model features a custom baked adirondack top, Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, Animal protein glue, Very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer body finish w/ aging toner, w/ custom wood rosette Gold mother-of-pearl logo and fingerboard inlay, Custom neck profile 1 3/4" bone nut w/ 2 5/16" bridge spacing, Cutthrough bone saddle, No tongue brace or Ivoroid w/ black dot (2H-style) bridge pins. Each Traditional model comes with a Collings original vintage-inspired case
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.
This instrument features a Baked Adirondack Top. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking.
Comes with its original hardshell case.
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Top Wood: Baked Adirondack
Back Wood: Madagascar Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Scalloped Sitka Bracing with No Tongue Brace
Inlays: Gold Mother of Pearl
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Cut Through Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ivoroid w/ Black Dot
Tuners: Nickel Open Back Waverly Butterbeans
Purfling: Wood Herringbone
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 2-style Zipper
Headstock Shape: Paddle Shape Volute
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Gold MOP Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Vintage Inspired Traditional Style V Shape (larger)
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Collings Traditional Case (made in house)
Misc. 1: Fish Glue Bracing
Misc. 2: Lightly Toned Thin Laquer
Misc. 3: Dual Acting Truss Rod
Misc. 4: 15 Degree Headstock Angle
Misc. 5: Medium 18% Nickel-Silver Fretwire
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