D1 T

Overview

D1 TThe Traditional Series 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. To complete the package, all T-Series models include our original vintage-inspired Collings case that we've designed and build by hand in-house for an unrivaled level of quality, fit and aesthetic that enhances the experience of owning a fine instrument.

Traditional Voicing

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.

Traditional Construction

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.

Playability

A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures consistently excellent playability and a silky fret feel.

Ultra Thin Finish

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.

Precision Tuning

Premium Waverly open-gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation with a vintage aesthetic.

Vintage Appointments

Featuring an amber lacquer toner with unique wood purflings, rosettes and bridge pins, the Traditional series have classic appointments to match their distinctive tone.

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.

Make It Your Own

The T-Series can be ordered with an optional Adirondack top, either torrefied or non-torrefied, and is also available with an optional sunburst top.

TopSitka spruce
Back & SidesHonduran mahogany
Construction Animal protein glue
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingTortoise with custom wood purflings
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeEbony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing
FingerboardEbony with gold MOP long dots
Bridge Pins/End PinTortoise-style
NutBone, 1 3/4"
SaddleBone, cutthrough
Neck ProfileTraditional
Peghead ProfileTapered square
Neck JointMortise & tenon hybrid
Truss RodFully adjustable
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony with gold MOP Collings Logo
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip1-style (Walnut)
RosetteCustom wood rosette
Scale Length25 1/2"
Brace MaterialSitka spruce
Brace PatternCustom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
Body FinishHigh gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck FinishHigh gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardTortoise
StringsD'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
CaseCollings Traditional Handcrafted Case
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurements may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length20"
Body Depth4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width15 5/8"
Total Length40 1/4"

Custom Options

  • Sitka Spruce (standard)
  • Torrefied Sitka Spruce
  • Adirondack Spruce
  • Torrefied Adirondack Spruce
  • Sunburst Top
  • Varnish Finish
  • Left-handed

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