Pre Owned 2011 Collings D2HSb Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst Top
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 standard D2H is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too stiff for their style. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. Indian Rosewood is warm and rounded with complex overtones. The D2H is a powerful dreadnought without any compromise. This custom Collings D2HSb features a gorgeous sunburst top, instantly separating it from the rest!
We are 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.
This Pre Owned 2011 Collings D2HSb Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Sunburst Top has a few minor surface scratches on the pickguard and back which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
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: No Tongue Brace
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Misc. 4: Setup Low E: 2/32"
Misc. 5: Setup High E: 3/32"