Collings Custom OM3 MR A SB
The Collings OM3 MR A features an Adirondack Spruce top and Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the size of the body on this custom model results in a strong and powerful tone with an immediate response and much larger bottom end than is generally found on OM sized guitars.
This guitar is a recording engineer’s dream! All of this is wrapped up in a guitar that you will feel comfortable sitting on the couch playing for hours, recording on music row, or playing on any stage. Simply, yet elegantly appointed, this is a true family heirloom for generations to come.
The OM body size has been favored by fingerstyle players for years, but has made its mark in flatpicking and strumming with its unique clarity and projection. Living up to the pedigree and namesake Collings has established, this Collings OM3 MR A is no exception and is a true delight to play.
This OM3 MR A boasts the projection and tonal clarity Collings is known for, while still maintaining a good measure of warmth on the bottom end. The body size of the OM lends itself towards a more focused and defined tone than a typical dreadnought size, yet the folks at Collings build with volume in mind.
This instrument features an Adirondack spruce top and Madagascar Rosewood. Madagascar resonates evenly responsive across the entire tonal register and provides a crisp, sparkling treble commonly associated with Brazilian Rosewood. Madagascar is also becoming very scarce and this is a fantastic example of what a master luthier can do with the wood.
Adirondack is much stiffer than Sitka Spruce, resulting in quick response and tremendous volume. When coupled with the Madagascar Rosewood, notes are airy, crisp, meaty, and well defined... it also happens to be incredibly beautiful in appearance as well.
Additionally, this instrument features a gorgeous Sunburst finish, 1 3/4" nut, 3 Style Backstrip, Abaone Rosette, Body-Fretboard-Binding in Ivoroid, 42 Style Inlay, and a Madagascar Rosewood Peghead Veneer with Gold Waverly Tuners.
This instrument is in Excellent Condition with only a few light pick scratches on the pickguard as well as two very light surface scratches on the back. These were to minimal to detect with the camera.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Madagascar Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: 42 Style
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Gold Waverly
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
Backstrip: 3 Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Madagascar Rosewood
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: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Sunburst Finish
Misc. 4: 15 degree headstock angle