Collings DS2H German Spruce and Indian Rosewood
The Collings DS is the original 12-fret dreadnought shape, first designed as an oversized Hawaiian guitar almost a century ago. Collings retained the body shape and wide neck with slotted headstock from that bygone era, but their DS models are thoroughly modern guitars with a unique sound all their own.
This Collings DS2H features a German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. Sitka has a lower stiffness-to-weight ratio than Adirondack Red Spruce .
A positive side-effect of this more flexible soundboard is that it doesn't require as much strength (or string attack) to produce it's signature balanced sonic tone. A player with a lighter attack or even fingerstyle players will find German Spruce much more suited to their playing style.
Whether flatpicked or played fingerstyle, these guitars have lots of headroom and the wide dynamic range invites everything from mellow accompaniment to biting leads.
The Indian Rosewood back and sides provides a deep, extended low end when compared to mahogany and certainly shines when combined with Collings tuned Spruce tops.
This particular set of Indian Rosewood is not only beautiful, it provides a perfect tone and volume for all styles of play. The low end is clear, distinct and incredibly powerful, without sacrificing the strong high end.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: Abalone long diamond and square
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone Drop-In Saddle
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Mop Dot
Tuners: Nickel Open Gear Waverly Nickel
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 12 Fret
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 3: Weight: 5.2 lbs
Misc. 4: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 5: Gloss Finish