Here's a gently used 2018 Collings D2H. This guitar has some particularly beautiful east Indian rosewood on the back and sides, and is customized with a 1 3/4 nut. Superb dread. Near-mint condition, with hardshell case. I'll let Collings describe it: "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 builds terrific dreads, and their venerable D1 with the Traditional package is no exception. This guitar is customized with a 1.75 nut. Handsome and understated tortoise binding with gold mother of pearl inlays , the Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace), ultra-thin nitro finish and ebony fretboard and an ebony belly bridge give it Collings’ typical impressive volume and projection, yet allow the guitar to be equally responsive to a light touch. Dread of a lifetime. Lifetime warranty and hardshell case. Serial # 31420. Collings sez: "Our Traditional Series or "T-Series” guitars represent an exciting vintage-inspired tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound, designed and crafted to showcase the most desirable characteristics present in coveted pre-war instruments. Bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness to create a voicing characterized by warm, rounded highs and a present low midrange, while retaining a quick attack and strong projection." Condition: New; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: Mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, Traditional profile; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 15 5/8; Depth: 4 7/8; Scale: 25 1/2; Binding: Tortoise; Purfling: custom wood; Rosette: custom wood; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)
Here’s a brand new WL-12 with Collings' new aged finish option. The aged top incorporates some subtle checking to the finish, but no nicks or scratches you might associate with other reliced guitars. I love these maple Waterloos. The WL-12 is a new variation on the flagship WL-14 that brings together the elements of maple back and sides, vintage x-bracing, and 12-fret construction to create an entirely new Waterloo experience. By joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret, the bridge is positioned closer to the center of the lower bout, producing a rich and open tone with stronger low end response than you would typically expect from a parlor-sized guitar. Maple back and sides make for the perfect tonal compliment to the body design, adding focus, projection, and a pronounced front-end attack that is sure to inspire players of nearly any acoustic genre. As a standard, all WL-12 models feature a moderate oval-shaped neck profile with a fully adjustable truss rod, drop-in saddle, and a vintage “iced tea” sunburst finish. This is still a large neck compared to most guitars but not uncomfortable. Hardshell case included. Waterloos are made at the Collings facility in Austin, TX — “Waterloo” was the name of the village which eventually grew into Austin. With warranty and hardshell case. Condition: New; Top: Solid spruce; Back and sides: Figured maple; Neck: Mahogany, oval neck; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14 3/4; Depth: 4 1/4; Scale: 24 7/8 Binding: Ivoroid; Rosette: Ivoroid; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)