D1 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.
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 meticulously hand selected by master luthiers here at our shop.
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.
Premium Waverly open-gear tuners offer exceptional tuning stability and smooth reliable operation with a vintage aesthetic.
Featuring an amber lacquer toner with unique wood purflings, rosettes and bridge pins, the Traditional series have classic appointments to match their distinctive tone.
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.
|Back & Sides||Honduran mahogany|
|Construction||Traditional Series Build and Voicing|
|Body Binding||Tortoise with custom wood purflings|
|Bridge||Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing|
|Fingerboard||Ebony with gold MOP long dots|
|Fingerboard Radius||14" - 26" compound|
|Bridge Pins/End Pin||Tortoise-style|
|Nut||Bone, 1 3/4"|
|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, Relic Nickel Waverly for Vintage Satin models|
|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)|
|Body Finish||High gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Neck Finish||High gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Strings||D'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")|
|Case||Deluxe hardshell case by TKL|
Matt Read - “Hill Country” - Collings D1 A T (T-Series)
Guitarist Matt Read plays his original composition "Hill Country" on a Collings D1 A T (Traditional Series) featuring a torrefied Adirondack spruce top.
Matt Read - “Baustin” - Collings D1 A T (T-Series)
Guitarist Matt Read plays his original composition "Baustin" on a Collings D1 A T (Traditional Series) featuring a torrefied Adirondack spruce top.
Jordan Tice - Collings D1 A T (Traditional)
Our friend Jordan Tice stopped by the shop to try out a Collings D1 A T (Traditional Series) featuring an optional torrefied Adirondack spruce top.
Chris Eldridge - Collings D1 A T - "Rygar"
Our friend Chris Eldridge was kind enough to grace us with an impromptu performance of his original tune "Rygar" on a Collings D1 A T (Traditional Series) during a recent shop visit.
Bob Minner – Collings D1 A T – "Liam's Lullaby"
Guitarist Bob Minner performs his original composition "Liam's Lullaby" on his D1 A T (Traditional Series).
Kenny Smith – D1 A T S - “Forked Deer”
Kenny Smith plays "Forked Deer" on a Collings D1 A T S featuring an Adirondack spruce top and the new Vintage Satin finish.