Collings OM1 A VN Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany Guitar with Adirondack Braces and Vintage Now Neck
The Collings OM1 A is a classic Collings model, a shop favorite, and while it takes it's inspiration from the original models, Collings has subtly upgraded these with their signature style, and tone.
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.
This OM1 A packs a serious punch, with killer volume and presence - easily acting as a dreadnought alternative. This OM1 A has a superb balance and clarity, each note stands out in chordal accompaniment, as well as lead lines.
The Adirondack top adds a tremendous amount of headroom, crisp trebles, and gut-punching mids. It takes to a flatpick beautifully, but sings with bare fingers as well. You know the feeling when you're holding that guitar? - this is that guitar.
Accompaniments like the custom Adirondack bracing make this guitar that much more menacing. Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.
The Vintage Now neck is another custom appointment on this instrument and is coupled with a 1 3/4" nut and 2 1/4" string spacing at the saddle. Collings Vintage Now neck is the perfect compromise for many players that think a modern neck is too flat in profile, yet the typical neck on a 40's style instrument is too thick. Collings' exclusive neck profile is uniquely adapted to players looking for vintage width and girth, with contemporary playability.
The slightly wider string spacing at both ends of the guitar also makes fingerstyle playing and chordal accompaniment more enjoyable.
Finished off with gorgeous tortoise body binding, Black /White wood nitrate strip rosette, Black / White wood purfling and 1-style walnut backstrip, this guitar not only sounds fantastic, it provides a classic style and elegance unlike any other.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing
Inlays: MOP 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 5/16"
Bridge: Ebony Vintage Now
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: Square headstock with no volute 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Vintage Now Neck
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: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 2: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finis