Sold Collings D2HG

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For sale is a Collings D2HG dreadnought guitar featuring a German Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack Spruce bracing, no tongue brace and 1 3/4" nut width. I am the original owner having purchased the instrument new from Artisan Guitars in November 2010. OHSC included. The guitar has never left my smoke-free, climate-controlled home since it was purchased and always wiped down and stored in its case when not in use. It was humidified using an Oasis humidifier during winter months (Middle Tennessee climate). This D2HG remains in outstanding condition with minimal fretwear. Additional photos can be found using the link below.


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Dealer's Description (Artisan Guitars):
"This D2H is an instant shop favorite, featuring a German Spruce top, Adirondack Spruce bracing, and no tongue brace. We love German Spruce here at Artisan because it not only offers a rich and complex tone, but is versatile for many different playing styles. German Spruce offers exceptional stiffness together with low weight making the tops more responsive. We often find German to be a perfect compromise between Sitka and Adirondack, since it responds so well to fingerstyle playing and also holds up to a heavy pick attack.

Accompaniments like the Adirondack bracing and the removal of the tongue brace make this guitar that much more menacing. Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.

We are also a big fan of leaving the tongue brace out of these instruments. As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, this 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. 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."

Scale: 25 1/2" | Nut Width: 1 3/4" | Top: German Spruce | Back: Indian Rosewood

Top: German Spruce
Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
No Tongue Brace
Adirondack Pre-war scalloped bracing
Grained ivoroid binding
Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Tortoise-style pickguard
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Honduran Mahogany Neck
Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay
Mother-of-pearl Collings logo
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Fully adjustable truss rod
Bone nut and drop-in saddle
Ebony bridge pins and end pin
Nickel Waverly tuners
Body Length: 20"
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Original Hardshell Case Included
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