Inspired by the classic building techniques of the '30s, the Collings T-Series are new guitars that feel and sound like treasured vintage guitars.
The Traditional Series (or "T-Series”) reflects Bill Collings' return to his guitar making roots, and these models offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. Each T-Series guitar is built using animal protein glue and a very thin, all-nitrocellulose lacquer finish, making them exceptionally dynamic and responsive. 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.
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, they bring a new tonal clarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large, deep-bodied guitar.
|Back & Sides||Honduran mahogany|
|Construction||Traditional Series Build and Voicing|
|Body Binding||Tortoise with custom wood purflings|
|Bridge||Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing|
|Fingerboard||Ebony with gold MOP long dots|
|Fingerboard Radius||14" - 26" compound|
|Bridge Pins/End Pin||Tortoise-style|
|Nut||Bone, 1 3/4"|
|Neck Joint||Mortise & tenon hybrid|
|Truss Rod||Fully adjustable|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo|
|Tuners||Nickel Waverly, Relic Nickel Waverly for Vintage Satin models|
|Rosette||Custom wood rosette|
|Scale Length||25 1/2"|
|Brace Material||Sitka spruce|
|Brace Pattern||Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)|
|Body Finish||High gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Neck Finish||High gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Strings||D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")|
|Case||Deluxe hardshell case by TKL|