D2H 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||E. Indian rosewood|
|Construction||Traditional Series Build and Voicing|
|Body Binding||Ivoroid with small brown herringbone purfling|
|Bridge||Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing|
|Fingerboard||Ebony with gold MOP long diamond & squares|
|Fingerboard Radius||14" - 26" compound|
|Bridge Pins/End Pin||Ivoroid with black dot|
|Nut||Bone, 1 3/4"|
|Peghead Profile||Square with volute|
|Neck Joint||Mortise & tenon hybrid|
|Truss Rod||Fully adjustable|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Peghead Veneer||Stained Exotic Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo|
|Tuners||Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio), 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|