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❌ Sold ❌ Collings D2H Sitka Top Dreadnought, 2016

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The Collings D2H is one of the best expressions available of the classic 14-fret Spruce and Rosewood Dreadnought design, built to exacting standards with care for build, finish quality, playability and especially tone. These are simply some of the best sounding dreadnoughts made.

Here we have a Collings D2H in standard kit, built during 2016 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas. The top is high grade Sitka Spruce featuring pre-war scalloped X-bracing, paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back.   The headplate is stained Ebony and carries the Collings logo in Mother of Pearl. The neck and body blocks are Mahogany, and the fingerboard and bridge are Ebony. The pickguard is a faux-tortoise applied to the finish (not to the bare wood surface, as was done traditionally; that led to a characteristic top crack). The nut and saddle are bone. The tuners are nickel plated 16:1 Waverly models, which are made in Bozeman, Montana.

This example is in very clean condition, and plays very well. While it sounds great as is, it does not appear to have been played much. Consequently it hasn’t fully developed its voice; with playing it will open up to its full, rich potential.

The original Collings hard shell case is included.

Here’s what Collings says about the D2H:

“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, we 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 wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.”


 

Price: $3750 CAD
  • Model: D2H
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 25902
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 11/12/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.73lbs 2.15kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 42.85mm 1.687in
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