Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars
Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766 - Artisan Guitars

Collings D2HG German and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces and No Tongue Brace ID-8766

Collings D2HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Back and Sides with Adirondack Bracing and No Tongue Brace

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. The Collings D2HG is always an instant shop favorite, featuring a German Spruce top, Adirondack Spruce bracing, and no tongue brace. We love German Spruce here at Artisan because it not only offers a rich and complex tone, but is versatile for many different playing styles. German Spruce offers exceptional stiffness together with low weight making the tops more responsive. We often find German to be a perfect compromise between Sitka and Adirondack, since it responds so well to fingerstyle playing and also holds up to a heavy pick attack.

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.

The herringbone purfling and ivoroid body binding provide an elegant finish to this wonderful instrument. Not to be confused as just a cosmetic upgrade, the herringbone purfle on this guitar makes the Indian Rosewood backed dreadnought much warmer with increased low end and richer high-end and an instant broken-in feel in regards to responsiveness.

Hardshell Case is included

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Collings D2HG

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 23443

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Adirondack Braces

Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly 4060

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding

Pickguard: Tortoise

Backstrip: Matching Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Body Length: 20"

Total Length: 40 1/4"

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: No Tongue Brace

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