Collings D2HA Adirondack Top with No Tongue Brace Indian Rosewood Back and Sides ID-6303
Collings D2HA Adirondack Top with No Tongue Brace Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
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; which when coupled with Adirondack Red Spruce brings the guitar strong fundamentals, a lightning quick response, and crisp trebles. Adirondack was the legendary topwood 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 topwoods for flatpickers. The D2HA is a guitar you take to battle, the guitar you fight for.
Accompaniments like the Adirondack bracing and the removal of the tongue brace make this guitar that much more menacing. Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.
We are also 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 resonation.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing with No Tongue Brace
Inlays: Traditional Diamond and Square Inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone nut and drop-in saddle
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Purfling: Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
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"