Collings OM1 SB Select Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-6460
Collings OM1 SB Select Sitka Spruce and Mahogany
The Collings OM1 is a classic Collings model and a shop favorite. 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.
This OM1 packs a serious punch, with killer volume and presence - easily acting as a dreadnought alternative. The OM1 has a superb balance and clarity, each note stands out.
The Sitka 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.
This Collings OM1 features a couple custom appointments such as a 1 3/4" nut width which gives you plenty of room for complex chord shapes. The standard Tortoise-style binding on the body is complimented by the gorgeous custom Western Shaded top perfectly, providing a very classy finishing touch. Additionally, the removal of the tongue brace and the addition of Adirondack bracing makes 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.
- Serial: 20112
- Top Wood: Select Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Bracing: Adirondack Bracing
- Inlays: Pearl Dot
- Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Body Binding: Tortoise-style Binding
- Pickguard: None
- Backstrip: Simple walnut backstrip
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Body Depth: 4 1/8"
- Lower Bout Width: 15"
- Body Length: 19 1/4"
- Total Length: 39 1/2"
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- Custom Western Shaded Top
- High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Fully adjustable truss rod