A beautiful warm and big sounding dreadnought guitar from Collings. This guitar features all of the pre-war traditional appointments as well as the Vintage Satin Finish that Collings now offers.
For those seeking a more understated aesthetic and even warmer tone, this guitar features Collings' new offering of a Vintage Satin finish. This option utilizes the same ultra-thin, all-lacquer finish of their glossy T-Series instruments but with the sleek, sheen look of satin. It also imparts a subtly more fundamental, woody flavor to the Collings sound when compared to the Traditional gloss finish.
Collings takes great care in hand-selecting lightweight, resonant tonewoods for the Traditional series. Each instrument is then hand-voiced and constructed using bracing carves, tolerances, and techniques specific to the T-Series, all designed to showcase the most desirable characteristics present in coveted pre-war instruments. The result of this alternate approach to construction is a strong fundamental tonality with a dry and articulate pick attack and exceptionally dynamic response.
One of the primary functions of the neck is to transfer string energy back into the body of the guitar. Part of the evolution of our Traditional series has been continued research into how neck construction affects the tone, feel, and response of an acoustic instrument. While their Traditional neck profile has not changed, the internal design has been re-engineered for 2020 to centralize the mass of the neck supports, resulting in an adjustable truss rod design with the benefits of a T-bar neck. These changes further enhance the rounded highs and open feel that are signatures of Collings' Traditional instruments.
Allowing the lightweight tonewoods selected for Collings' Traditional series to move properly is critical to building a new instrument that – like the best vintage specimens – sounds open and feels “played-in”. Collings achieves this on their T-Series through the application of an ultra-thin, all-lacquer finish that is meticulously hand-sanded between coats and repeatedly measured throughout the process.