001 T


001 TThe new Traditional Series variations of our classic 12-fret 00 take a vintage-inspired approach to voicing and construction designed to produce a strong fundamental response and open feel, with rounder highs and less overtone complexity compared to the signature Collings sound. The combination of an open slotted peghead, shorter 24 7/8" scale length, and pyramid bridge paired with our ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish and newly redesigned neck support make for a woody and articulate voice that exemplifies everything we love about the T-Series. With a longer upper bout than its 14-fret counterpart, the 00 offers rich, balanced tone with excellent note separation, making it a fine choice for fingerstyle guitarists, singer-songwriters, or anyone else looking for a balance of comfort, volume, and responsiveness.

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.

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.

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.

Redesigned Neck Support

We've reengineered the internal neck support of our T-Series models for 2020 to centralize the mass of the neck, resulting in an adjustable truss rod design that offers the benefits of a T-bar to further enhance the warm, fundamental midrange response and open feel that are hallmarks of our Traditional Series.

Neck Profile

Our 12-fret 00 T models feature a vintage-inspired modified V neck profile with a 1 3/4” nut width and 2 5/16” spacing at the bridge, offering comfort and versatility for a variety of playing styles.

Slotted Headstock

Our slotted headstock design is reinforced by a diamond volute for an elegant look that showcases our precise workmanship.

Scale Length

A short 24 7/8 inch scale creates a warm note attack and lower tension string feel that lends itself well to a variety of playing styles.

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 Traditional Series Build and Voicing
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingTortoise with custom wood purflings
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeEbony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
FingerboardEbony with gold MOP short dots
Bridge Pins/End PinTortoise-style
NutBone, 1 3/4"
SaddleBone, drop-in
Neck ProfileTraditional
Peghead ProfileTapered slotted square with volute
Neck JointMortise & tenon hybrid
Truss RodFully adjustable
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony with gold MOP Collings Logo
TunersNickel Waverly, Relic Nickel Waverly for Vintage Satin models
Backstrip1-style (Walnut)
RosetteCustom wood rosette
Scale Length24 7/8"
Brace MaterialSitka spruce
Brace PatternCustom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
Body FinishHigh gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck FinishHigh gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
StringsD'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
CaseDeluxe hardshell case by TKL
Neck Profile Diagram

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

Body Length19 3/8"
Body Depth4"
Lower Bout Width14 1/4"
Total Length38"

Custom Options

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

PLEASE NOTE: Collings Traditional Cases are no longer available or supplied with any Collings model.