Collings Parlour 1 T Traditional

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Collings Parlour 1 T Traditional

The long and narrow body shape of the Collings Parlour is inspired by some of the earliest steel string guitar designs that form the roots of the modern acoustic guitar family tree. First popularized in the late 19th century, this diminutive guitar has often been overlooked in favour of its larger and louder descendants, but the parlour body style is once again finding its way into the hands of players who appreciate its exceptional tonal balance and responsiveness, as well as its portability and comfortable feel. Named for what we now call the "living room", this guitar comes from an era when friends would gather at home to make music before an evening's entertainment could be readily broadcast, televised or streamed. While it may at first glance seem to be a relic of the past, today with music often being recorded in the living rooms of home studios, streamed from house concerts, and broadcast from Tiny Desks, perhaps this charismatic and beautiful sounding little guitar has once again found its moment to shine. Crafted with Collings Traditional series appointments, features, and voicing techniques, the Collings Parlour has a full bodied voice and projection that belies its small size.

This Collings Parlour 1 T features a solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Honduran Mahogany back and sides, a 1 3/4" nut width and a 24 7/16" scale length. Comes complete with deluxe TKL case.


Key Collings Traditional Series Features

•Strong Fundamental Midrange Response
•Full-bodied Treble Notes
•Lightweight Build and Tonewood Selection
•'Traditional' neck profile
•Redesigned Neck Support
•Abbreviated Bridge Plate
•No Tongue Brace
•Ultra-thin All Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
•Optional Vintage Satin Finish
•Gold Mother-of-Pearl Inlays
•Wood Fiber Purflings
•Subtle Golden Aging Toner
•Cut-through saddles on OM and Dreadnought models




Top Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Honduran Mahogany
Neck Honduran Mahogany
Construction Traditional Series Build and Voicing
Body Binding Tortoise with custom wood purflings
Fingerboard Binding None
Peghead Binding None
Bridge Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing (petite)
Fingerboard Ebony with gold MOP short dots
Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound
Bridge Pins/End Pin Tortoise-style
Nut Bone, 1 ¾"
Saddle Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile Modified V
Peghead Profile Tapered slotted square with volute
Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod Fully adjustable
Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo
Tuners Waverly Engraved Bronze 3-on-a-plate with Ebony Buttons
Backstrip 1-style (Walnut)
Rosette Custom wood rosette
Scale Length 24 7/16"
Brace Material Sitka Spruce
Brace Pattern Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
Body Finish High gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish High gloss ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
Pickguard None
Strings D'Addario EJ-26 (.011" - .052")
Case Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
Body Length 18 5/16"
Body Depth 4"
Lower Bout Width 12 1/4"
Total Length 37 1/4"
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Manufacturer Collings
Model Parlour 1 T Traditional
Condition New
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