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Collings Custom OM1 G German Spruce and Koa with 42 Style Inlay ID-11724

SKU-11724

Collings OM1G

The Collings OM1G is a classic Collings model, a shop favorite, and while it takes it's inspiration from the original models, Collings has subtly upgraded these with their signature style, and tone. OM stands for Orchestra Model, but 80 years after this body shape was first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Collings has transformed the standard OM, into a true "do it all" instrument.

This OM1 G packs a serious punch, with killer volume and presence - easily acting as a dreadnought alternative. This OM1 G has a superb balance and clarity, each note stands out in chordal accompaniment, as well as lead lines. The Collings OM1 models are always some of the most versatile instruments in the shop, and this one is no different.... it will be right at home in jam circles, on stage, or in the studio, regardless the style of music.

The custom German Spruce top is a favorite tonewood here at Artisan due to it's versatility when played fingerstyle or flatpicked. German Spruce offers rich, complex overtones and regarding stiffness, falls in between Sitka and Adirondack. It takes to a flatpick beautifully, but sings with bare fingers as well. You know the feeling when you're holding that guitar? - this is that guitar.

Koa is a prized tonewood for both its beauty and influence on sound. Koa produces a warm rich sound – somewhere between the darker sounds that Rosewood guitars produce and the clean bright sound of a Maple guitar. Increasingly, Koa is becoming difficult and very expensive to obtain in master-grade sets. This wood is likely to see a dramatic rise in price over the next several years. The wood is native to, and only grows on the islands of Hawaii.

Custom appointments on this instrument are the 1 3/4" nut width, No Neck Volute, 42 Style Inlay, and full tortoise binding. The Custom Nut Width is more comfortable to play while sitting down, and gives players more room for complex fingerings.

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Collings OM1G

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 68 lbs

Serial: 27575

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Koa

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing

Inlays: 42 Style Inlay

Rosette: Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany with No Volute

Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio

Purfling: Black/white wood purfling

Body Binding: Tortoise style binding

Fretboard Binding: Tortoise style binding

Headstock Binding: Tortoise style binding

Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard

Backstrip: 1-style walnut backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid 15 degree headstock angle

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile

Body Depth: 4 1/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15"

Body Length: 19 1/4"

Total Length: 39 1/2"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Original Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 2: Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")

Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

Misc. 4: Fully adjustable truss rod