Collings Parlor 1A Traditional Satin, Mahogany & Adirondack Spruce


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There is just no guitar that's as fun to spontaneously pick up and play as a good parlor, and the Collings Parlor 1A with Traditional Series build specs and ultra-thin satin finish might just be our new favorite. Small doesn't mean quiet as this punchy little 12-fret cannon proves, as the long body and standard 4" depth mean there's still plenty of body cavity to resonate, giving it a strong midrange and crisp trebles. A short scale combined with standard light gauge strings make playability loose and easy, even a little satisfyingly jangly when you dig in. We love the upgraded Vintage Satin finish, too. It imparts a roundedness and warmth that really benefits smaller bodied guitars like this one.

  • Model: 12-fret parlor
  • Top: Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Honduran mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany with Custom Traditional profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony with gold pearl inlays
  • Tuners: Waverly with ebony buttons
  • Finish: Vintage Satin
  • Peghead veneer: Ebony
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Rosette and purfling: Custom wood
  • Back strip: 1-style
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Bridge: Ebony, pyramid
  • Pins: Tortoise
  • Nut and saddle material: Bone
  • Saddle type: Drop-in, compensated
  • Brace pattern: Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X, no tongue brace
  • Scale length: 24-7/16"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-5/16" 
  • Lower bout: 12-1/4"
  • Depth: 4" 
  • Serial number: 32349
  • Case: TKL hardshell


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Why buy this guitar

Key Features

Collings Parlor 1A Traditional Satin, Mahogany & Adirondack Spruce
Inspired by 19th century designs, Collings' parlor features a long, narrow body and 12-fret neck join
Mahogany's mid-range woodiness and Adirondack spruce's stiff bite make for a surprising little cannon
Collings' ultra-thin Vintage Satin finish imparts a welcome warmth and roundedness

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Bill Collings came from a family of engineers, who inspired his meticulous attention to detail and boundless curiosity. 

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