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1999 Collings D-2H


Soundboard: Sitka Spruce
Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony


Body Style: Dread
Bracing: Prewar Scalloped
Neck Profile: Standard Collings
Headstock: Square
Cutaway: None
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Frets to Body: 14
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Width at Bridge: 2 3/16"
Body Depth: 4 7/8"


Inlay: Diamond
Headplate: Rosewood
Tuners: Waverly Nickel
Binding: Ivoroid
Backstrip: Zigzag
Rosette: Line
Purfling: Herringbone
Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Electronics: None
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Case: Original Hard



The D-2H is one of the most popular Collings models, and it's easy to see why. This guitar is a perfect example of the Collings tone - somewhat compressed and more balanced than a typical Martin, with strong, fat trebles and a loud, distinct presence. A few years of playing has helped this one open up and I found it more responsive and less tight than a typical new Collings dread. Several dings and light scratches from being played and enjoyed, the most visible being a chunk of missing finish on the back of the peghead that appears to be from one very angry string winder. The always comfortable Collings neck profile and a pretty Sitka top that's beginning to orange as Sitka should. The strap button is already installed in the proper place and this one's ready to be gigging again.

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