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Collings Tenor 1 A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany Guitar ID-9398


Collings Tenor 1 A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany Guitar

Arriving in the era of jazz bands and dance orchestras, the tenor guitar was first seen as a way for tenor banjo players to produce the popular new guitar sound. After finding a home in the Hawaiian, folk, and country music styles of the 1930-50's, the tenor guitar was sidelined in popularity by its six-string sibling. Today the tenor guitar is once again finding favor with a diverse base of musicians and we are excited to offer our version of this classic instrument. The Collings Tenor 1 features Colling's own variation of the traditional "0" body dimension that provides exceptional projection, warmth, and clarity.

The tenor's slim "V" profile neck is also well suited to anyone seeking an alternative to the wide fingerboards of standard guitars. Hand crafted to the exacting standards that have earned Collings worldwide renown, the Collings tenor is among the finest examples of this instrument available today.

The Collings Tenor 2 features a Adirondack Spruce top paired with Mahogany back and sides. Simple appointments include an Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay, Tortoise style top and back binding and a V neck profile with 1 11/32" string spacing.

This gorgeous sounding tenor guitar is tuned to C-G-D-A and is played with mandolin chord fingering.

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Collings Tenor


Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 23814

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce Top

Back Wood: Mahogany Back & Sides

Nut Width: 1 9/32"

Scale: 23"

Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing

Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony fingerboard

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 1 11/32"

Bridge: Ebony belly-style bridge

Bridge Pins: Ebony bridge pins and end pin

Tuners: Waverly tuners

Purfling: Black/white wood purfling

Body Binding: Tortoise

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Backstrip: 1-style walnut backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid Square

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: "V" neck profile

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint

Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 3: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 4: 14"-21" Compound fingerboard radius

Misc. 5: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire