Collings T Series Guitars

Collings have introduce their new T Series acoustic guitars, designed to reproduce the tone of vintage guitars from the '30s, similar to the way most Parlor Guitars do.

Collings Guitars T Series

This new line of dreadnought and OM size guitars are co-developed by guitarist Julian Lage with the help of vintage expert Jim Baggett, under the direction of 40 year guitar builder Bill Collings.

The company describes the new T Series as traditionally voiced instruments, delivering "strong projection and a warm, fundamental tonal response characteristic of vintage guitars from the 1930s era".

Each guitar that will come out of this new line will feature selected premium tonewoods that are glued together using animal protein glue. These tonewoods will be adjusted for weight and thickness along with the bracing, to specs that the company developed. The resulting sound is described as having full rounded highs and a present low midrange. And since its from Collings, these instruments will retain the quick attack and crisp projection of their other guitar models.

While it's not mentioned, tonewoods will probably be limited to familiar spruce, mahogany and rosewood combinations, in keeping with the "Traditional" label. Although it wouldn't be surprising if some buyers will want theirs built using more exotic wood.

In addition to getting the sound just right, Collings also ensured the each T-Series guitar will look the part, finished in thin nitrocellulose lacquer with aging toner. Other vintage cosmetic appointments include gold mother-of-pearl inlays, and custom wood fiber purflings that match the soundhole rosette.

Playability also follows the vintage '30s theme, with a traditional neck profile that's new to the company. It is described as having a vintage-inspired taper with rounded edges for easy playability. All guitars will feature a 1.75" bone nut and a cutthrough saddle with 2 5/16" string spacing.

Check out the official video demo of the OM2H T, one of the new T Series guitars from Collings:

Another cool feature of the T-Series are their matching vintage-inspired hardshell cases. Each case are contoured and designed right at the Collings shop, combining modern durability with vintage-style designs that match the new T Series.

The new Collings T Series guitars have an MSRP of $5000 but are expected to fetch a street price of $4500. More information and other details will soon be available at Collings Guitars.

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