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.
Collings D2H Dreadnought, Adirondack Spruce Bracing
TOP Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDES East Indian Rosewood NECK Honduran Mahogany BODY BINDING Ivoroid with Herringbone Purfling FRETBOARD BINDING None PEGHEAD BINDING None BRIDGE Ebony Belly-Style with 2 3/16" Spacing FRETBOARD Ebony FRET INLAYS Abalone Long Diamonds & Squares BRIDGE & END PIN Ebony with MOP Dot NUT 1 11/16" Bone Nut SADDLE Drop-In Bone NECK PROFILE Modified V NECK JOINT Mortise & Tenon Hybrid TRUSS ROD Fully Adaptable FRETS Medium 18% Nickel-Silver PEGHEAD VENEER Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings Logo TUNERS Nickel Waverly 16:1 Ratio BACKSTRIP Zipper 2-Style ROSETTE Ivoroid/Tortoise/Ivoroid & Black/White Purflings SCALE 25 1/2" BRACES Adirondack Spruce BRACE PATTERN Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace FRETBOARD RADIUS 14" - 26" Compound BODY FINISH High Gloss Nitrocellulose Polyester NECK FINISH High Gloss Polyester Resin PICKGUARD Tortoise BODY DEPTH 4 7/8" LOWER BOUT WIDTH 15 5/8" CASE Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case