Collings' Traditional Series or "T-Series” guitars represent an exciting vintage-inspired tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. In developing the Traditional series, great care was taken to maintain the power, balance, and clarity that makes the Collings voice unique while adjusting aspects of the design that contribute to the warm, rounded highs, present low midrange, and open feel showcased throughout the T-Series lineup.
The Collings 0014-Fretseriesfindsthesweetspotbetweensmallandmid-sizedinstrumentswhilebringingtothetableadistinctivevoiceandcharacterallits own.ThisTraditionalSeriesvariationrepresents Collings'vintage inspiredapproachtovoicingandconstruction,whichbringsoutastrongfundamentaltonalityanddryarticulationwithwarmer high-end response. The ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer and lightweight build provide added nuance and responsiveness, making for an exceptionally dynamic and versatile instrument that shines in a variety of playing styles.
KEY T-SERIES FEATURES
Strong Fundamental Midrange Response
Full-bodied Treble Notes
Lightweight Build and Tonewood Selection
Redesigned Neck Support
Abbreviated Bridge Plate
No Tongue Brace
Ultra-thin All Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Gold Mother-of-Pearl Inlays
Wood Fiber Purflings
Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Subtle Golden Aging Toner
*Actual measurements may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.
Lower Bout Width
Back & Sides
E. Indian rosewood
Traditional Series Build and Voicing
Ivoroid with small brown herringbone purfling
Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing
14" - 26" compound
Ebony with gold MOP short diamond & squares
Bridge Pins/End Pin
Ivoroid with black dot
Bone, 1 3/4"
Tapered square with volute
Mortise & tenon hybrid
Medium 18% nickel-silver
Stained Exotic Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo
Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Custom wood rosette
Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)