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 Baked Adirondack spruce Back & Sides Madagascar rosewood Construction Animal protein glue Neck Honduran mahogany Body Binding Ivoroid with small brown herringbone purfling Fingerboard Binding None Peghead Binding None Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing Fingerboard Ebony with abalone long diamond & squares Bridge Pins/End Pin Ivoroid with ebony dot Nut Bone, 1 3/4" Saddle Bone, Cutthrough Neck Profile Traditional Peghead Profile Tapered square with volute Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid Truss Rod Fully adjustable Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver Peghead Veneer Stained Exotic Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo Tuners Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio) Backstrip 2-style (Zipper) Rosette iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings 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-16 (.012"- .053") Body Length 19 1/4" Body Depth 4 1/8" Lower Bout Width 15" Total Length 39 1/2" Traditional Package Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case #26155
For more information about the Collings OM2H-T Baked Adi/Madagascar Rosewood, please contact us.