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Collings D1A Traditional (508)

New Collings D1 Traditional in stock. Features a Baked Adirondack Spruce top.


The Traditional or “T” Series guitars reflect Bill Collings’ return to his guitar making roots and offer anew tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. Each T Series guitar is built using animal protein glue and a very thin all nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the body, making them exceptionally dynamic and responsive. Bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness to create a voicing characterized by warm, rounded highs and a present low midrange, while retaining a quick attack and strong projection. Each Traditional series guitar will come with a handmade lightweight Collings case designed and built in the Collings shop. The pairing of these new Traditional guitars and cases makes for a combination of old world quality and aesthetic that is unprecedented among instruments available today.


  • Select Baked Adirondack spruce top
  • Honduran Mahogany back and sides
  • Animal protein glue
  • Custom wood nitrate strip rosette
  • Tortoise top/back body binding
  • Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Extra thin high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid gold pearl Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Traditional neck profile with 2 5/16″ string spacing
  • 14″-26″ Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 3/4″ bone nut and cutthrough saddle
  • 25 1/2″ Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Gold mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge – D’Addario EJ-17 (.013″-.056″)
  • Collings TKL hardshell case