Collings D2HA Guitar Torrefied Adirondack Spruce and Indian Rosewood No Tongue Brace and Adirondack Bracing
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 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. When torrefied, adirondack truly sounds like an old guitar.
How do you make the D2HA even better? Add custom options such as Adirondack Bracing, removing the tongue brace, add a 1 11/16" nut width, and a exotic ebony veneer.
The 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: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Braces
Inlays: Long Pattern diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone Cut Through
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Inlaid Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing
Body Depth: 4 7/8
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 2: No Tongue Brace