Collings evokes guitars of the '30s with T Series dreadnought and OM acoustics

Collings makes utterly desirable guitars in all shapes and sizes, but perhaps the cream of the crop are its impossibly authentic vintage-style acoustics, and the new T Series aims to capture the tone of guitars from the 1930s.

Available in dreadnought and OM body shapes, T Series guitars were developed in conjunction with guitarist Julian Lage and vintage expert Jim Baggett, and use animal protein glue and ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer finishes for enhanced dynamic response.

The guitars' bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness, which aims to produce rounded highs and a present low-midrange with quick attack and crisp projection, while the new Traditional neck profile with vintage taper offers rounded fingerboard edges.

T Series models are available now for $5,000, including Collings' new vintage-inspired hardshell cases, although street prices are closer to $4,500.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.