Tenor 2H


Tenor 2HArriving in the era of jazz bands and dance orchestras, the tenor guitar was first seen as a way for tenor banjo players to get that popular new guitar sound. After finding a home in the Hawaiian, folk, and country music styles of the 1930-50's, the tenor guitar was sidelined in popularity by its six-string sibling. Today the tenor guitar is once again finding favor with a diverse base of musicians and we are excited to offer our version of this classic instrument. The Collings tenor features our own variation of the traditional "0" body dimension that provides exceptional projection with a sweet ringing sound. 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 & SidesE. Indian rosewood
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingIvoroid with herringbone purfling
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeEbony small belly-style with 1 11/32" spacing
FingerboardEbony with abalone short diamond & squares
Bridge Pins/End PinEbony with MOP dot
NutBone, 1 9/32"
SaddleBone, drop-in
Neck ProfileModified V
Peghead ProfileTapered square with no volute
Neck JointMortise & tenon hybrid
Truss RodFully adjustable
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerStained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings logo
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip2-style (Zipper)
Rosetteiv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
Scale Length23"
Brace MaterialSitka spruce
Brace PatternPre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
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"