Collings D2H Traditional Model
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.
The Traditional model features Specially selected premium tonewoods, "Traditional" voicing with pre-war style Sitka spruce bracing, Animal protein glue, Very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer body finish w/ aging toner, Maple/rosewood purfling (1-style) or small brown herringbone (2H-style) w/ custom wood rosette Gold mother-of-pearl logo and fingerboard inlay, Custom vintage neck profile 1 3/4" bone nut w/ 2 5/16" bridge spacing, Cutthrough bone saddle, No tongue brace Tortoise (1-style) 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 Sitka Spruce Top. As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. 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 Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Collings scalloped bracing
Inlays: Gold Mother of Pearl
Rosette: 2 Style
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
Bridge Pins: Ivoroid w/ Black Dot
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Backstrip: Matching 2-style backstrip
Headstock Shape: Square headstock with volute
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Traditional Style
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Collings Vintage Style Case
Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 3/32"
Misc. 3: Setup High E: 2/32"
Misc. 4: 15 degree headstock angle
Misc. 5: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 7: Fully adjustable truss rod