We are T Crazy at Tonewood Guitars ! This example is exactly why. What a guitar for life this is - the younger you are, the longer you'll get to spend with this guitar - what a blessing youth can be.
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.
Premium Waverly open gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation.
Featuring an amber lacquer toner with unique wood purflings, rosettes and bridge pins, the Traditional series have classic appointments to match their distinctive tone.
TRADITIONAL NECK PROFILE
Our new Traditional neck profile is based on our existing Vintage Now dimensions but adds a more distinct neck taper and rounded fingerboard edges for a played-in feel.
Each T-Series guitar features hand selected tone woods that are voiced to facilitate the warm rounded highs and present low mids that characterize the tonality our Traditional series.
T-Series guitars are constructed of all solid woods that are acquired, acclimated, and hand selected by master luthiers here at our shop and joined using animal protein glue.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.
The T-Series Nitrocellulose lacquer finish is sanded to an even thinner thickness than our standard instruments, allowing the natural qualities of the wood to shine.
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 long 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-17 (.013"- .056")
Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
Our Price $4635.00
Model: D1 T
Top Wood: Select Sitka Spruce
Back/Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Width: 1.75" with 2 & 5/16' String Spacing
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