The Traditional or "T" Series guitars reflect Bill Collings' return to his guitar making roots and offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. 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 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. Each Traditional series guitar will come with a handmade lightweight Collings case designed and built in the Collings shop. The pairing of these new Traditional guitars and cases makes for a combination of old world quality and aesthetic that is unprecedented among instruments available today.
Top Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Honduran mahogany
Construction Animal protein glue
Neck Honduran mahogany
Body Binding Tortoise with custom wood purflings
Fingerboard Binding None
Peghead Binding None
Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing
Fingerboard Ebony with gold MOP short dots
Bridge Pins/End Pin Tortoise-style
Nut Bone, 1 3/4"
Saddle Bone, cutthrough
Neck Profile Traditional
Peghead Profile Tapered square
Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod Fully adjustable
Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo
Tuners Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette Custom wood rosette
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Brace Material Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Strings D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
*Actual measurements may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.
Body Length 19 1/4"
Body Depth 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width 15"
Total Length 39 1/2"
Our Price $4635.00
Model: OM1 T
Top Wood: Select Sitka Spruce
Back/Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Width: 1.75" with 2 & 5/16' String Spacing
Fretboard Radius: 14" - 26" Compound
Serial Number: 27666
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