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Collings Guitars Parlor 1 Traditional Sunburst - 14478


Collings Parlor 1 Traditional Sunburst

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.

The long and narrow body shape of the new Collings Parlor is inspired by some of the earliest steel string guitar designs that form the roots of the modern acoustic guitar family tree. First popularized in the late 19th century, this diminutive guitar has often been overlooked in favor of its larger and louder descendants, but the parlor body style is once again finding its way into the hands of players who appreciate its exceptional tonal balance and responsiveness, as well as its portability and comfortable feel.

Named for what Collings now calls the "living room", this guitar comes from an era when friends would gather at home to make music before an evening's entertainment could be readily broadcast, televised or streamed.

While it may at first glance seem to be a relic of the past, today with music often being recorded in the living rooms of home studios, streamed from house concerts, and broadcast from Tiny Desks, perhaps this charismatic and beautiful sounding little guitar has once again found its moment to shine.

Crafted with Collings' Traditional series appointments, features, and voicing techniques, this Collings Parlor has a full bodied voice and projection that belies its small size and has a custom Sunburst Top. Each Collings Parlor guitar includes a handmade case designed and built in the Collings shop.


  • Serial: 29453
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 24 7/16"
  • Bracing: Sitka Spruce
  • Inlays: MOP Short Dot
  • Rosette: Wood
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Tortoise
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly Engraved Bronze 3-on-a-plate with Ebony Buttons
  • Purfling: Wood purfling
  • Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding
  • Fretboard Binding: None
  • Headstock Binding: None
  • Pickguard: None
  • Headstock Shape: Slotted
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
  • Frets To Body: 12
  • Neck Profile: Traditional Style
  • Pickup(s): Optional
  • Case: Collings Vintage Style Handcrafted Case (P141)