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.
The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (at barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.
The topwood on this Collings OM1 Guitar is made from Baked Sitka Spruce, paired with mahogany back and sides. This combination is highly versatile for many playing styles.
Baked Sitka can be played fingerstyle or with a flatpick and can excel at both. It is ideal for flatpickers who don't require the stiffness of Adirondack, offering more volume and responsiveness from a lighter touch.
With the custom short scale, this guitar is virtually effortless to play and very hard to put down once you start playing.
This Collings OM1 is simply appointed with Tortoise style binding, an ebony fretboard and headstock overlay, finished off with Nickel Waverly tuners.
This instrument is in Excellent + Condition with no wear to mention.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Baked Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/8" (Short Scale)
Bracing: Scalloped bracing with no Tongue Brace
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony belly-style bridge
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body 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"
Case: 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