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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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce Top
Back Wood: Mahogany Back & Sides
Nut Width: 1 9/32"
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