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Collings Parlor 2H T Traditional Sitka/RW Acoustic #28936  From Collings

Beautiful new parlor from Collings Guitars!

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THEY'RE HERE!  We couldn't be more thrilled with Collings' latest T series family members.  The true-to-tradition tone coupled with modern structural stability are a match made in heaven--all of that glorious, birdsong, vintage tone without any of the snake-in-the-grass issues or quirks waiting to strike your wallet.  Couch composers and small-room serenaders are going to adore the warm, rich tonal voice that graces the precision and sensitivity native to the bodystyle.  

Collings Parlor 2H T Traditional Sitka/RW Acoustic #28936-Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Barrett Brooks performs some fingerpicking while testing out a Collings Parlor 2H T Traditional Sitka/RW Acoustic guitar.

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Manufacturer's Description from Collings

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. Each Collings Parlor guitar includes a handmade case designed and built in the Collings shop.

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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 

 

Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.

 

Specifications

Top: Sitka spruce

Back & Sides: E. Indian rosewood

Neck: Honduran mahogany

Construction: Animal protein glue

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 extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck Finish: High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer

Pickguard: None

Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")

Case: Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case