Collings OM1 Maple A SB Adirondack Spruce and Maple with Full Body Sunburst
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.
The Maple back and sides is a stiff and stable tone wood with a loud and bright voice. Highly reflective, Maple balances a tight crisp high end with warm lows.
The custom 1 3/4" nut width which allows our fingerpicking friends to play effortlessly and bend chords easily.
Finished off with gorgeous tortoise body, fretboard and peghead binding, Black /White wood nitrate strip rosette, Black / White wood purfling, 1-style walnut backstrip, and custom full body sunburst, this guitar not only sounds fantastic, it provides a classic style and elegance unlike any other.
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Expected Arrival: 2013-8
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Ebony Buttons
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise-style binding
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Binding: Tortoise
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: 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: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 2: Custom Varnish Finish
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Full Body Sunburst