Collings D2HA Adirondack Spruce Indian Rosewood Varnish Finish ID-6415
Collings D2HA Adirondack Spruce Indian Rosewood Varnish Finish
The Collings D2HA is a standard model in our shop. It has commanding presence with balanced tone and clarity. The Indian Rosewood brings the guitar balance and warmth, and when coupled with Adirondack Red Spruce brings the guitar strong fundamentals, a lightning quick response, crisp trebles, and virtually unlimited headroom. Adirondack was the legendary top wood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Adirondack has a high stiffness across and along the grain, making it one of the go-to top woods for flat-pickers. The D2HA is a guitar you take to battle, the guitar you fight for... and fight with!
How do you make the D2HA even better? Add custom options such as removing the tongue brace, add a cut-through saddle, a custom 1 3/4" nut width, and one the finest features, finishing the guitar with Varnish. Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mid's and highs while extending the low end considerably. The tonal qualities produced by the varnish finish are amazing, especially when compared side by side to a guitar without it.
We are a big fan of leaving the tongue brace out of these instruments. As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, this brace comes into scrutiny. Martin added the tongue brace in 1940 and it has become standard every since. The absence of a tongue brace frees the top to allow enhanced vibration and results in a richer, fuller, tone with more low end resonance. It is speculated that Martin added the brace to prevent top cracking, but the years have proven this to have been unnecessary and actually decreases resonance.
- Shipping Weight: 68
- Serial: 19756
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Bracing: Adirondack Pre-War Scalloped
- Inlays: Traditional diamond and square inlays
- Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone Cut-Through Style
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Herringbone
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
- Body Depth: 4 7/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
- Body Length: 20"
- Total Length: 40 1/4"
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- Varnish Finish
- Cutthrough Saddle
- No Tongue Brace