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Collings Parlor 1 Traditional (954)

New Collings Parlor 1 Traditional in stock. Brand new model 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 and is the first T-series guitar with an all mahogany option available! Each Collings Parlor guitar includes a handmade case designed and built in the Collings shop.


  • Top Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides Honduran mahogany
  • Neck Honduran mahogany
  • Construction Animal protein glue
  • Body Binding Tortoise with custom wood purflings
  • Fingerboard Binding None
  • Peghead Binding None
  • Bridge Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing (petite)
  • Fingerboard Ebony with gold MOP short dots
  • Bridge Pins/End Pin Tortoise-style
  • Nut Bone, 1 ¾"
  • 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 Ebony with gold MOP Collings Logo
  • Tuners Waverly Engraved Bronze 3-on-a-plate with Ebony Buttons
  • Backstrip 1-style (Walnut)
  • 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