The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is easily the most popular acoustic guitar design in the world, yet somehow Collings brings this iconic template to a totally new level. With tonal clarity to match the warmth and depth of the dreadnought, the Collings D2H is cutting, robust, and powerful, but it also remains sweet and subtle when you want it to be. In many ways, the D2H is a guitar that simply seems to do everything well.
When we ordered this guitar (serial #29807), we wanted to construct the ultimate D2H: we wanted something with deluxe features and the tone to match, but nothing over-the-top. With that in mind, this one sports a premium Torrefied Adirondack top with timeless Herringbone purfling. Since we were ordered the finest top wood Collings offers, we wanted to make sure we got the most out of it, so we asked Collings to used Adirondack Spruce for all of the braces and to remove the tongue brace. The result is a top that sounds broken-in, like a seasoned vintage guitar. Even though this guitar is brand new, its tone sounds developed and refined, and it is also deeply responsive, allowing your picking dynamics to push the tone where you want it to go. Add 42-Style Snowflake inlays, a 1-3/4" nut, fingerboard binding, and peghead bidding, and the result can only be described as the "Mack Daddy" D2H.
- Top: Torrefied Adirondack
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Bracing: Adirondack Spruce
- Brace Pattern: Pre-War Scalloped X w/ No Tongue Brace
- Neck: Honduran Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Modified V
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut: Bone, 1-3/4"
- Body Binding: Ivoroid with Herringbone Purfling
- Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Saddle: Drop-In Bone, 2-3/16" string spacing
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: 42-Style Snowflakes
- Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" Compound
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell by TKL
This Collings D2H A Torrefied is an impressive guitar from one of the industry's most impressive builders.