Collings Parlor 1 Mh Traditional
Collings' acclaimed Traditional or “T-Series” guitars offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound with a tonality evocative of the best 1920's and 1930's era instruments. 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 carefully selected and 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. To complete the package, all T-Series models include their original vintage-inspired Collings case that they designed and build by hand in-house for an unrivaled level of quality, fit and aesthetic that enhances the experience of owning a fine instrument.
The long and narrow body shape of the 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 we now call 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 the Traditional series appointments, features, and voicing techniques, the Collings Parlor has a full bodied voice and projection that belies its small size.
This Custom Collings Parlor is One of a Kind and features many custom appointments!
This Pre-Owned Guitar is in Very Good Condition w/ light scratches throughout the top and under the soundhole, and 2 very small dings on the back(see photos).
Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/16"
Inlays: Ivoroid Dots
Rosette: Custom Wood
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
Bridge Pins: White
Tuners: Waverly Engraved 3 on a plate w/ Ivoroid Buttons
Purfling: Custom Wood
Body Binding: Tortoise
Pickguard: Custom None
Headstock Shape: Slotted
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Ivoroid Logo
Neck Profile: Custom Round Edge of Fretboard
Pickup(s): Fishman Aura
Case: Collings Vintage Style Handcrafted Case #56