Collings D1 A T Guitar Baked Adirondack Spruce Top and Mahogany Back and Sides
Collings D 1 A T
The new Traditional or "T" Series of dreadnought and OM guitars reflect Bill Collings' return to his guitar making roots and offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. Prompted by the development of the depression-era inspired Waterloo guitars, Bill had an idea for a new series of Collings guitars that would possess a strong fundamental tonal response characteristic of vintage guitars from the 1930s era.
Each T Series guitar is built using animal protein glue and a very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body, 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 T Series models also feature a new Traditional neck profile based on our Vintage Now neck, but with a slightly more tapered carve and rolled fingerboard edges. Vintage-inspired appointments include gold mother of pearl inlays with maple/rosewood purflings for 1-style guitars and small brown herringbone purflings for 2H-style guitars.
The Traditional model features Specially selected premium tonewoods, "Traditional" voicing with pre-war style Sitka spruce bracing, Animal protein glue, Very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer body finish w/ aging toner, Maple/rosewood purfling (1-style) or small brown herringbone (2H-style) w/ custom wood rosette Gold mother-of-pearl logo and fingerboard inlay, Custom vintage neck profile 1 3/4" bone nut w/ 2 5/16" bridge spacing, Cutthrough bone saddle, No tongue brace Tortoise (1-style) or Ivoroid w/ black dot (2H-style) bridge pins. Each Traditional model comes with a Collings original vintage-inspired case
The topwood on this Collings D1 Guitar is made from Baked Adirondack Spruce, paired with mahogany back and sides. This is a classic combination that is highly versatile with a powerful and cutting voice. Adirondack can be played fingerstyle but excels at flatpicking.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Baked Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: Collings scalloped bracing
Inlays: Gold Mother of Pearl
Rosette: 1 Style
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
Bridge Pins: Tortoise
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Tortoise style binding
Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard
Backstrip: 1-style walnut backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Traditional Style
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Animal Protein Glue
Misc. 2: Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 4: Fully adjustable truss rod