Collings Parlor 2H T Traditional 12-Fret Adirondack Spruce Top Natural
Article number: P2HT-28762
Collings Parlor 2H Traditional (T-Series) 12-Fret
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.
EXPLORE THE NEW T-SERIES Our Traditional Series or "T-Series” guitars represent an exciting vintage-inspired tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. In developing the Traditional series, great care was taken to maintain the power, balance, and clarity that makes the Collings voice unique while adjusting aspects of the design that contribute to the warm, rounded highs, present low midrange, and open feel showcased throughout the T-Series lineup.
KEY T-SERIES FEATURES Strong Fundamental Midrange Response Full-bodied Treble Notes Lightweight Build and Tonewood Selection Redesigned Neck Support Abreviated Bridge Plate No Tongue Brace Ultra-thin All Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish Gold Mother-of-Pearl Inlays Wood Fiber Purflings Rolled Fingerboard Edges Subtle Golden Aging Toner
Specifications Top Adirondack spruce Back & Sides E. Indian rosewood Neck Honduran mahogany Construction Traditional Body Binding Ivoroid with small brown herringbone purfling Fingerboard Binding None Peghead Binding None Bridge Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing (petite) Fingerboard Ebony with gold MOP short diamond & squares Bridge Pins/End Pin Ivoroid with black dot Nut Bone, 1 3/4" 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 Stained Exotic Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo Tuners Waverly Engraved Bronze 3-on-a-plate with Ivoroid Buttons Backstrip 2-style (Zipper) 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 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
Dimensions Body Length 18 5/16" Body Depth 4" Lower Bout Width 12 1/4"