Collings Custom OM1 All Mh Mahogany with Sunburst Finish
The OM guitar is an interpretation of the Martin short run of instruments made between 1929 and 1933. These feature a 000 size body with a 14 fret neck. '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.
Yet flatpickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar.
The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.
This OM1 features a custom Mahogany top combined with Mahogany back and sides. The Mahogany top provides for more sustain, slower attack, as you would expect from a heavier top. Mahogany tops make for a friendly, sweet guitar that does not amplify mistakes.
The Mahogany back and sides are perfect for players who find rosewood too boomy. Lead players will appreciate the enhanced note definition and clarity, especially through the midrange frequencies.
This custom Mahogany OM1 is absolutely gorgeous. It is appointed with a custom Sunburst Finish, Nickel Waverly tuners with Ebony buttons, Bound Fingerboard and Peghead, and high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and a custom 1 3/4" nut width which allows our fingerpicking friends to play effortlessly and bend chords easily.
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Top Wood: Mahogany
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: Short Pattern MOP Dot
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony Pins w/ MOP DOT
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Purfling: Style 1
Body Binding: Tortoise-style Binding
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise-style Binding
Headstock Binding: Tortoise-style Binding
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: Simple walnut backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modefied V
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: Custom Collings Handmade Case
Misc. 2: Full Body Sunburst Finish