Tenor 1


Tenor 1The Tenor 1 features our own variation of the traditional "0" body dimension that provides exceptional projection, warmth, and clarity. The tenor's slim "V" profile neck is also well suited to anyone seeking an alternative to the wide fingerboards of standard guitars. Hand crafted to the exacting standards that have earned Collings worldwide renown, the Collings tenor is among the finest examples of this instrument available today.

TopSitka spruce
Back & SidesHonduran mahogany
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingTortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeEbony small belly-style with 1 11/32" spacing
FingerboardEbony with MOP short dots
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
Bridge Pins/End PinEbony with MOP dot
NutBone, 1 9/32"
SaddleBone, drop-in
Neck ProfileModified V
Peghead ProfileSquare with no volute
Neck JointMortise & tenon hybrid
Truss RodFully adjustable
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony with MOP Collings logo
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip1-style (Walnut)
Rosetteb/w Purfling
Scale Length23"
Brace MaterialSitka spruce
Brace PatternPre-war scalloped X-brace
Body FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
StringsD'Addario plain steel and phosphor bronze wound (11p, 16p, 24w, 35w)
CaseDeluxe hardshell case by TKL
Body Length17 3/16"
Body Depth4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width13 5/8"
Total Length35 1/4"