Collings D1A T Guitar Baked Adirondack and Mahogany
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
This particular Traditional model features a custom baked Adirondack top, Mahogany back and sides, Animal protein glue, Very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer body finish, w/ custom wood rosette Gold mother-of-pearl logo and fingerboard inlay, Custom neck profile 1 11/16" bone nut, cutthrough bone saddle, No tongue brace. Each Traditional model comes with a Collings original vintage-inspired case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Baked Adirondack
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Braces
Inlays: Gold mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Cutthrough Saddle
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Tortoise
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with Ebony Buttons
Purfling: Wood purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise with Purfling
Headstock Binding: Tortoise with Purfling
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 3-Style Backstrip
Headstock Shape: Square headstock with no volute 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Body Depth: 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15 5/8"
Body Length: 20"
Total Length: 40 1/4"
Case: Hancrafted Deluxe Collings Vintage Style Case
Misc. 1: Very thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer body finish w/ aging toner
Misc. 2: No Tongue Brace
Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 4: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 5: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint