(NEW) A few years back, Collings decided that they would take some of their guitars in a more traditional direction, altering a handful of specs and construction techniques to make instruments with a slightly warmer sound. The Traditional models have a thin nitro finish, are a little more lightly built on average, and feature fish glue construction. The resulting instrument, vs a standard issue Collings, usually has a rounder sound, with less heat in the midrange and a little deeper bass response.
This D2H T has a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. 1 3/4" nut with 2 5/16" string spacing at the saddle. Traditional neck profile, which is a fuller mod V with more meat in the shoulders. Rounded fretboard edges for vintage-inspired comfort. Sitka spruce braces with no tongue brace. New Traditional-style herringbone, pufling and rosette scheme. Includes Collings-made hard case, a work of art in a vintage style.
The Traditionals are some of Collings' best sounding instruments, ever. They take a little of the "bite" out of the Collings voice, making them very pleasing to singer/songwriters and flatpickers who grew up on classic American flat tops.
AMW Price: $6,100
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