Collings Parlor 1 Traditional
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.
Colling Traditional models feature unique bracing (voicing), animal protein glue construction, no tongue brace, and thin nitrocellulose finish. This Parlor 1 T is also sporting 3-on-a-plate Waverly engraved tuners, an ideal esthetic for this model.
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 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 living rooms or 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.
This custom Parlor 1 T features an all-Mahogany body, which we love. The warmth and clarity are enhanced for fingerpicking, and it's not shy when flat picked!!
Crafted with Collings Traditional series appointments, features, and voicing techniques, the Collings Parlor has a full bodied voice and projection that belies its small size and is the first T-series guitar with an all mahogany body and top! Each Collings Parlor guitar includes a handmade case designed and built in the Collings shop.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/16"
Bracing: Sitka Spruce
Inlays: MOP Short Dot
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 5/16"
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
Backstrip: 1 Style
Headstock Shape: Slotted
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 12
Neck Profile: Traditional Style
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Traditional Series
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
Misc. 6: Animal Protein Glue
Misc. 7: Lower Bout : 12"
Misc. 8: Uper Bout : 8 5/8"
Misc. 9: Waist : 6 7/8"
Misc. 10: Body Length : 18 1/2"
Misc. 11: Overall Length : 37"