Much like the acquired taste of Guitar is an instrument that only a select few are able to fully appreciate. This Brazilian machine is a versatile that can be used for rhythm or lead lines, but its understated design and rare building materials set it apart from other in both tone and quality.music, the
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are all about good first impressions. In the case of a Brazilian, that impression is a whole lot of volume. The guitar’s headroom will allow your rich sounding tones to carry without needing electronic support. In addition, its overtones add an edge of complexity to mixed-musician bands that you can’t achieve with a more basic guitar.
Creating Beauty with an Understated Design
Gibson, the subtlety of the Brazilian guitar leaves nothing to be desired by way of design. Each piece comes together to create a flawless instrument.are known for a beauty created by their simplicity and perfection. While an amateur guitarist may not be able to tell the difference between this guitar and the average
In addition to the general high quality Collings standards, the D2HA Brazilian has aborder that adds a delicacy to the guitar’s overwhelming tone and volume.
Crafting a Boutique Guitar from Rare Woods
Since this guitar is made from the same materials as those used in the 1930s and 40s, you may be surprised to know how rare these guitars are today. Since Brazilian rosewood is much harder to find than it was a century ago, guitar makers began building instruments from different woods, and the timbre ofmusic was changed forever. As beautiful as can sound, Brazilian has a character that can’t be duplicated.
However, Collings still makes 5 to 10 Brazilian-bodied guitars a year, all of which go to their top 10 dealers. That makes theBrazilian guitar the perfect old school guitar for old school music.
Much like the Collings OM1 Varnish, this guitar’s and braces provides responsiveness and warmth unachievable by other woods. This adds a subtle complexity to the overall twanginess of instruments.
Both Brazilian rosewood and Adirondack require quite a bit of force to get the best sound, so a heavy-handed player will feel right at home with aBrazilian.
Full list of this guitarsinclude:
- Back & Sides Brazilian rosewood
- Neck mahogany
- Body Binding Ivoroid with
- Binding None
- Binding None
- Bridge belly-style with 2 3/16″ spacing
- with abalone long diamond & squares
- /End Pin with MOP dot
- Nut Bone, 1 3/4″
- , Bone
- Profile Tapered square with
- Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid
- Fully adjustable
- Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
- Veneer Brazilian rosewood with MOP
- Nickel (16:1 ratio)
- 2-style (Zipper)
- iv/tort/iv & b/w
- 25 1/2″
- 2 3/16”
- Brace Material
- Brace Pattern X-brace
- Radius 14″ – 26″ compound
- Body Finish
The D2HA Brazilian is for a musician who has been around the block enough times to know their guitars and hear the woods’ nuance. Those who are intimidated by the price may be better off choosing a less rare and exclusive instrument. In addition, while this guitar is not a good choice for finger stylists, a flat picker will absolutely fall in love with it.