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Collings Parlor 1 T All Mahogany Traditional Series

$5,850.00 $5,265.00

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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 Collings’ Traditional series appointments, features, and voicing techniques, the Collings Parlor all Mahogany has a full bodied voice and projection that belies its small size. Includes a handmade case designed and built in the Collings shop.

Includes Lifetime Warranty.

Free shipping in the continental United States.

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 Collings’ Traditional series appointments, features, and voicing techniques, the Collings Parlor all Mahogany has a full bodied voice and projection that belies its small size. Includes a handmade case designed and built in the Collings shop.

Includes Lifetime Warranty.

Free shipping in the continental United States.

  • Honduran Mahogany top, back and sides
  • Animal Protein glue (AP)
  • Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace
  • No tongue brace
  • High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Full body vintage toner
  • Ebony compound radius fretboard and pyramid bridge
  • Honduran Mahogany neck
  • Ebony headstock overlay
  • Gold Mother of Pearl dots and logo inlays
  • Traditional wood purflings
  • Honduran Mahogany neck with slotted headstock and volute
  • Tortoise body binding
  • Ebony heelcap and wedge
  • Tortoise pins
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Traditional multi-ring wood rosette
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • 1 style Walnut backstrip
  • Waverly Engraved Bronze 3-on-a-plate tuners with Ebony Buttons
  • 24 7/16″ scale length
  • 1 3/4″ scale length
  • 2 5/16″ saddle spacing
  • Deluxe Traditional Series Collings hardshell case
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free shipping in the US
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