HOLD – Collings Parlor 1 T – Mahogany

Serial Number: 27907

The long and narrow body shape of the new Collings Parlor 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 favor of its larger and louder descendants, but the parlor 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 our Traditional series appointments, features, and voicing techniques, the Collings Parlor has a full bodied voice and projection that belies its small size and is the first T-series guitar with an all mahogany option available! Each Collings Parlor guitar includes a handmade case designed and built in the Collings shop.

Other specifications include:

  • Top    Mahogany
  • Back & Sides    Honduran mahogany
  • Neck    Honduran mahogany
  • Construction    Animal protein glue
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Fingerboard Radius    14″ – 26″ compound
  • Body Finish    High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck Finish    High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Pickguard    None
  • Strings    D’Addario EJ-16 (.012″- .053″)
  • Body Length    18 5/16″
  • Body Depth    4″
  • Lower Bout Width    12 1/4″
  • Total Length    37 1/4″
  • Traditional Package
  • Case    Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case (SN# P50)
  • #27907

For more information about the Collings Parlor 1 T – Mahogany, please contact us.


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