FS: 1998 (or 1996?) Collings DS2H

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FS: 1998 (or 1996?) Collings DS2H

Post: # 5577Post kbb72
Sun May 22, 2022 9:00 pm

Howdy folks,

This has been my number 1 for about the last 7 years. Only selling because I mostly record vocals and guitar at the same time, and I don't need dread volume for anything I write or play, so I'm going to small body/light gauge strings. Interestingly, the neck (1 13/16 nut, 2 5/16 bridge) is no problem for my medium-small hands - it plays as well as any guitar I've owned, and is probably better than any of them for finger style...go figure! Truly, I'm going to be sad to see it go, and I'm in no hurry to sell. It sounds huge and has the characteristic sound of a vintage rosewood dread. I doubt I'll ever have anything again quite like it.

Here's some general info:
  • K&K Pure Mini installed and strap pin
    Frets are pretty worn, but it's never been a problem for me. It's priced accordingly.
    Neck angle is healthy and the guitar sets up amazingly well. I think I have it at about 4 to 5/64...no buzz, but I'm also not a heavy strummer.
    There's plenty of superficial play wear. I'd call it "Martin stage 2 aging/patina!" There are too many superficial dings to photograph. There's a small but noticeable indent around around the 10th fret on the back of the neck.
    There was an inch or so long top side crack when I bought it that was cleated and stable then. It hasn't moved, and it's hard to see.
    Never gotten dry or wet in the time I've owned it; I'm careful about my room/humidity and case with humidipaks on the rare occasion humidity swings out of 45-55%.
    Case is original and functional but is missing one latch.
$3250 OBO Happy to split continental US shipping.

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