Collings D2HMRA with Torrefied Adirondack Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood
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. This custom Collings D2HMRA does have some very special custom appointments. These include a unique Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top, rare Madagascar Rosewood back and sides, combined with Adirondack Spruce Bracing.
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 instrument features a Torrefied Adirondack spruce top and Madagascar Rosewood Madagascar resonates evenly responsive across the entire tonal register and provides a crisp, sparkling treble commonly associated with Brazilian Rosewood. Madagascar is also becoming very scarce and this is a fantastic example of what a master luthier can do with the wood.
Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka Spruce, resulting in quick response and tremendous volume. When coupled with the Madagascar Rosewood, notes are airy, crisp, meaty, and well defined... it also happens to be incredibly beautiful in appearance as well.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Torrified Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Madagascar Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack bracing
Inlays: MOP diamond, square fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Purfling: Ivoroid and Herringbone
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Backstrip: Zipper Style 2
Headstock Shape: Square headstock
Headstock Overlay: Madagascar Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: 15 degree headstock angle
Misc. 5: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 6: High-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish