Pre Owned 2013 Collings D2H Herringbone Sitka Spruce and Indian 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. 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 instrument features a custom 1 3/4" nut, Adirondack braces, and no tongue brace. Adirondack braces are thinner and lighter making the guitar much more resonant and open.
As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, the tongue 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. This is a great feature for players who may be looking for a compromise between the mahogany and rosewood dreadnoughts. 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 2013 Collings D2H Herringbone Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood is in excellent + condition with only a few very minor scratches in the pickguard. It has minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Braces
Inlays: MOP diamond and square 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
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid top/back body binding
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: Matching 2-style backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
Misc. 4: No Tongue Brace