01 12-Fret T

Overview

01 12-Fret TOur Traditional Series or "T-Series” guitars represent an exciting vintage-inspired tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound, designed and crafted to showcase the most desirable characteristics present in coveted pre-war instruments. 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.

Traditional Construction

T-Series guitars are constructed of all solid woods that are acquired, acclimated, and meticulously hand selected by master luthiers here at our shop.

Top 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 of our Traditional series.

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.

Appointments

Featuring an amber lacquer toner along with unique wood purflings, rosettes and bridge pins, T-Series models 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.

Playability

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

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
FingerboardEbony with gold MOP short dots
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
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 (16:1 ratio)
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
PickguardTortoise
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"
Body Depth4"
Lower Bout Width13 3/4"
Total Length37 3/4"

Custom Options

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

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