Collings D2H VN Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Vintage Now Neck
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 a 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.
The custom "Vintage Now" neck has slightly wider spacing at the saddle (2 5/16”) with 1 3/4” at the nut. This neck is slightly larger than our standard (non-vintage) profile, but is not quite as large as some of the chunkiest vintage Martin necks. This neck has more of a vintage feel, but is more palatable than our standard Vintage neck (see below) to a lot of players.
The neck shape is slightly rounder (less V) in the lower position and moves towards a modified V shape as you go up the neck. The neck depth (including the fingerboard) is typically .845” at the 1st fret and .960” at the 9th fret. The fingerboard width measures 2.195” at the12th fret.
Comes with its original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: Long Diamond & Squares
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 5/16"
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 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: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Vintage Now Neck
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. 6: High-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 7: Fully adjustable truss rod