While the new Collings "Traditional Series" acoustics don't look very different from their standard flattops, there are a number of differences. The changes that affect the sound and feel include: *Constructed using animal protein glue. *Thinner, all-nitrocellulose lacquer finish (no UV-cure undercoats). *Lighter top bracing, no "tongue brace" under the fingerboard. *Neck shape with more rounded fingerboard edges and vintage-like profile and taper.

The following cosmetic differences on Collings "Traditional Series" guitars include: *Herringbone on 2H models is brown & light tan, instead of black & white. The different soundhole purflings and top purfling on 1 Series models also have more subtle contrasts. *Gold mother-of-pearl headstock logo *Through-cut bone saddle

The woods are selected and matched for both weight and stiffness. The end result of the structural changes and the additional fine-tuning is a Collings flattop with a warmer, somewhat more "rounded" and smoother overall tone. While these guitars are not "distressed" or artificially worn to make them appear like an older instrument, both the sound and the feel of these Traditional Series Collings models achieve a more "broken-in" impression for the player, and the listener.

stock no. 50504

ModelD1 Traditional series, (Baked Sitka top)
TopBaked Sitka spruce
Back and sidesHonduran mahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25 1/2"
Bridge spacing2 5/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialHonduran mahogany
BracingCustom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace (no tongue brace)
InlayMOP long dots
Neck profileTraditional
BindingTortoise with custom wood purflings
RosetteCustom wood rosette
Total frets19
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
FinishHigh gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No26832