This Collings D2H acoustic guitar is a beauty in Collings Guitars dreadnought guitar line. This Collings D2H features a beautiful sunburst stained Sitka spruce top and an ivoroid bound neck and peghead. This guitar really jumps out at you with its beauty and tone.
The Collings D2H model has become one of the standards of the classic American made rosewood dreadnought guitars. It aims for more balance between the bass and treble, so many players who have found rosewood D models by other makers to be lacking in brightness will be pleasantly surprised with the Collings D2H. While rosewood dreadnoughts are often thought of as primarily suited for bluegrass or backup, these have the “crunch and sparkle” that makes them far more versatile and work great for playing closed chord voicings and licks up the neck. The other difference that’s easy to notice is the superior fit and finish, a Collings guitar trademark you’ll find in all their models.
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 only company 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.
Select sitka spruce top
East Indian rosewood back and sides
2 Style sunburst stained top
Ivoroid bound neck and peghead
Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Grained ivoroid top/back body binding
Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip
Pre-war scalloped bracing
Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Square headstock with volute
15 degree headstock angle
Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing