The Traditional or "T" Series guitars reflect Bill Collings' return to his guitar making roots and 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. Each Traditional series guitar will come with a handmade lightweight Collings case designed and built in the Collings shop. The pairing of these new Traditional guitars and cases makes for a combination of old world quality and aesthetic that is unprecedented among instruments available today.
Other specifications include:
Top Sitka spruce Back & Sides Honduran mahogany Construction Animal protein glue Neck Honduran mahogany Body Binding Tortoise with maple/rosewood top purfling Fingerboard Binding None Peghead Binding None Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing Fingerboard Ebony with MOP long dots Bridge Pins/End Pin Tortoise-style Nut Bone, 1 3/4" Saddle Bone, Cutthrough Neck Profile Traditional Peghead Profile Tapered square 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 (16:1 ratio) Backstrip 1-style (Walnut) Rosette Maple/rosewood purfling Scale Length 25 1/2" Brace Material Sitka spruce Brace Pattern Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound Body Finish High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer Pickguard Tortoise Strings D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056") Body Length 20" Body Depth 4 7/8" Lower Bout Width 15 5/8" Total Length 40 1/4" Traditional Package Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case (#D296) #26752
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