D2H w/ Baked Sitka Spruce & Indian Rosewood
The Collings D2H is a powerful dreadnought without any compromise. 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.
The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popular steel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world.
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.
This D2H (with Baked Sitka Spruce) 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 herringbone purfle is a classy visual feature and we find it also adds to the tone and responsiveness of the instrument. By cutting into the outer edge of the soundboard and replacing with herringbone, you are making changes in how the top is isolated from the side of the guitar, how freely it moves and in what direction. In our experience the addition of the herringbone makes the guitar feel a bit more "opened up" right from the start.
This D2H Custom has a Baked Sitka Spruce top & a 1 3/4" Nut Width.
Top Wood: Baked Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: East Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: Custom 1 3/4"
Inlays: abalone long diamond & squares
Rosette: iv/tort/iv & b/w
Neck Wood: Honduran mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Body Binding: Ivoroid with herringbone purfling
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Logo
Neck Profile: Modified V Shape
Case: Collings TKL Hardcase