Collings Guitars Introduce New Parlor Series

Including Their First All Mahogany Model

American acoustic wizards Collings have re-introduced the classic folk guitar shape of the late 19th century with their new Parlor series.

Renowned for their comfortable neck profile and responsive mid-range tone perfect for fingerpicking styles, the parlour guitar was one of the earliest mass produced steel-stringed guitars, with the model experiencing peak popularity with folk and blues guitarists between 1890 and 1950.

For the Parlor series, Collings have re-imagined the smaller 24 716” scale for the modern guitarist, with the Parlor 1 T, 2H T and the 1 Mh T taking inspiration from early 20th century parlour guitar from Martin and Washburn.
 

Parlor1T Parlor 2HT

 

The 1 T and 2H T both feature a solid Sitka Spruce top for a flat responsive tone, while the 1 Mh T boasts a beautiful Mahogany top to enhance the resonance and warmth of the guitar. Both the 1 T and 1 Mh T are crafted with Honduran Mahogany back and sides, with the upmarket 2H T featuring a revered build of East Indian Rosewood to compliment the brightness of the Spruce top.

 

Parlor 1 Mh T

 

The new Collings Parlor series are constructed to Traditional series appointments, ensuring quality and highlighting the era-correct specs of the instruments and also include a custom-made hardcase. While there’s no exact details of when these instruments will be available in Australia, stay tuned for more details on the Collings Parlor series here.

 

 

Collings are available in Australia through Gladesville Guitar Factory, Acoustic Centre, and The Rock Inn.

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