Collings recently ceased using animal protein glues on their Traditional Series models, but this D2H T from 2018 was made before that change. Does it make a difference? We don't know for sure, but something sure makes this a terrific rosewood Dreadnought, maybe it's the torrefied top? One thing that probably hasn't made a difference is being broken in from playing, as this Collings doesn't look like it's seen much action and even the pickguard surface is almost perfect. If you check it over carefully under really bright light you'll find a small ding in the lacquer, next to the treble side of the fretboard, but that's about it for wear. Another plus, and it's a big one, is that this D2H T includes the Collings-made vintage-style case. That's another perk Collings no longer includes with Traditional models (but you can buy one from them, for $995, and the D cases are currently out-of-stock).

stock no. 60046

ModelD2H Traditional Baked Spruce
TopBaked Sitka Spruce
Back and sidesE. Indian rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4" bone
Scale length25 1/2"
Bridge spacing2 5/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialHonduran mahogany
CaseOrig. Hard
RosetteCustom wood rosette
BindingIvoroid with small brown herringbone purfling
Neck profileTraditional
Electronicsnone
BracingCustom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace), Sitka spruce,
Total frets20
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Serial No28236
FinishHigh gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer