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Collings DS2H German Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-12381


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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Collings DS2H


Serial: 28504

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Year: 2018

Inlays: Abalone long diamond and square

Rosette: Ivoroid

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone Drop-In Saddle

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Mop Dot

Tuners: Nickel Open Gear Waverly Nickel

Purfling: Herringbone

Pickguard: Tortoise

Backstrip: Zipper

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"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 3: Weight: 5.2 lbs

Misc. 4: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 5: Gloss Finish