Serial Number 26986
Top Sitka spruce
Back & Sides E. Indian rosewood
Construction Animal protein glue
Neck Honduran mahogany
Body Binding Ivoroid with small brown herringbone purfling
Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 5/16" spacing
Fingerboard Ebony with abalone long diamond & squares
Bridge Pins/End Pin Ivoroid with ebony dot
Nut Bone, 1 3/4"
Saddle Bone, Cutthrough
Neck Profile Traditional
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)
Backstrip 2-style (Zipper)
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)
Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
Collings OM2H T
Another fantastic instrument from the Collings Guitar Company! The Collings Traditional Series is Bill Collings newest effort to perfect the coveted guitar designs of the nineteen thirties and forties. These instruments are made with the highest quality wood available and constructed using very thin nitrocellulose finish and dense animal protein glue resulting in a more responsive and dynamic guitar with less overtones- in Bill Collings' own words - "a guitar sounding guitar". The combination of the highest quality Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood, thinner finish, denser glue, and Traditional Series bracing pattern all make for one of the most resonant and responsive guitars out there.
Cosmetics on this instrument aren't to be ignored either. The small herringbone purfling, gold Mother of Pearl inlay, and exotic stained ebony overlay make for an instrument that is as beautiful to look at as it is to play.
These Traditional Series instruments come with an equally impressive Collings Traditional Case. The new Traditional Cases are inspired by case designs of the nineteen twenties and thirties. Thinner stronger walls provide for a sleeker and more lightweight case that is perfect when matched with the vintage inspired instruments that Collings has become known for.
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