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: *Purfling around the top is brown & light tan, instead of black & white. Different soundhole purflings 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 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.

stock no. 49466

ModelD1 A T "Traditional Series"
TopAdirondack Spruce
Back and sidesHonduran mahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25 1/2"
Bridge spacing 2 5/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialHonduran mahogany
Total frets19
BracingCustom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace
Serial No26347
InlayMOP long dots
CaseOrig. Hard
Neck profileTraditional
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
RosetteMaple/rosewood purfling
FinishHigh gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer
BindingTortoise with maple/rosewood top purfling