Collings D2HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces 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.
This Collings D2HG is an instant shop favorite, featuring a German Spruce top. 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.
This D2HG has a few custom appointments including Adirondack Braces and no Tongue Brace.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: MOP diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Backstrip: Matching 2-style backstrip
Headstock Shape: Square headstock with volute
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Stained Ebony Veneer
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Misc. 2: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: 15 degree headstock angle
Misc. 5: No Tongue Brace