Collings OM3 Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood
The OM size, nearly 80 years after it was designed, has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitarists who play on steel strings, yet flatpickers also find it appealing. The OM3 model has been a personal favorite for Pete Townsend since he first began using Collings guitars in 2000. The compact shape makes the OM3 extremely comfortable and easy to handle either onstage or sitting on the couch. The relatively shallow body, at just over 4 deep, results in balanced tone and immediate response.
On an open strum, the words clarity and richness come right to mind. The trebles are clean and defined without overpowering the overall richness of the bottom-end.
The gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated.
Custom appointments include a custom nut width of 1 3/4" for those who find the standard 1 13/16" a bit too wide for their playing style, a gorgeous abalone flowerpot Peghead inlay, and short diamond & square fingerboard inlays.
This guitar sounds every bit as beautiful as it looks! It is warm and complex but yet still crisp and clear. It sounds great both for flatpicking and fingerstyle. With a big voice, this is an instrument that will make you stand out in the band.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Rosette: Abalone Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Tuners: Gold Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 3-style mosaic backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid Square
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Flowerpot
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V Shape
Case: Collings OM Case
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod