The 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 looking for a comfortable smaller body size than the larger dreadnought models.
This OM is one built for the player who wants the compact comfort-ability of an Orchestra model mixed with a popular tonewood combination vintage style thicker neck!
The Sitka, Indian Rosewood combination is tried and true, with sparkling highs, boomy lows, and intricate velocity control. This Collings might just be your favorite so far!
Top: Sitka spruce
Back and Sides: E. Indian rosewood
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Body Binding: Ivoroid with herringbone purfling
Fingerboard Binding: None
Peghead Binding: None
Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/8" spacing
Fingerboard: Ebony with abalone short diamond and squares
Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
Nut: Bone, 1 3/4" with 2-3/8" saddle spacing
Saddle: Bone, drop-in
Neck Profile: Vintage
Peghead Profile: Tapered square with volute
Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer: Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip: 2-style (Zipper)
Rosette: iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Brace Material: Sitka spruce
Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Finish: Rosewood Neck Stain
Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL
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