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Collings D2H Traditional

A triumph of modern guitar construction, the Collings D2H-T is an amazingly loud and powerful dreadnought with incredible focus, clarity, headroom and strength. The guitar’s ability to cut through the heavy traffic of a loud jam is unparalleled among dreadnoughts, and it’s equally well suited for solo melodic flatpicking. Many Dreadnought players are familiar with the shortcoming of the design – the trade-off of bass presence for treble strength; and so many of us are on a seemingly endless hunt for a D-28 style guitar that offers thicker and stronger treble string response without going into debt to do it. The Collings D2H Traditional nails it.

This example is built with Indian rosewood back and sides, torrefied Sitka spruce top, and features wooden purflings and rosette, ivoroid bindings, zigzag back strip, bevelled tortoise pickguard and Waverly tuners. The neck features a 30’s carve and taper, with a 1-3/4” nut, rounded back that transitions to a softened V by the 7th fret, and Collings’ standard compound radius fingerboard. Vintage through-cut saddle bridge with a 1930’s spec 2-5/16” string spread. The unique traditional-series neck carve and construction is half of the reason for the T-series tonal differences.

Under the hood you’ll find Collings’ Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-bracing (without tongue brace), and protein-glue construction; and the guitar is finished in an extra-thin Nitro lacquer. All that is the other half of the guitar’s tone recipe.

Between the guitar’s incredible tone and volume, its heavenly neck carve and vintage string spacing there’s not much this Collings D2H-T leaves us wanting.

Click HERE for our hi-def video feature of this instrument.

The hand-made Collings Traditional hardshell case is a thing of beauty, too.

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping -- all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

Questions? Email us anytime, or call us toll-free at 1-855-772-0424.

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