Collings OM1 SB Select Sitka Spruce and Mahogany with Western Sunburst
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 allows plenty of room for complex chord shapes. The standard Tortoise-style body binding and custom fretboard and peghead bindings are complimented perfectly by the gorgeous custom Western Shaded top, providing a very classy finishing touch. Additionally, the Adirondack Spruce top-bracing lends to an enhanced clarity and volume potential.
We would invite you to compare the audio sample of our Colings OM1SB Sitka Spruce and Mahogany with Western Sunburst, which is equipped with the standard Sitka Spruce bracing, and make your own impressions of the tonal variance.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Select Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony 14"- 26" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise-style
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise-style with black/white purfling
Headstock Binding: Tortoise-style with black/white purfling
Pickguard: Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
Backstrip: 1-style walnut backstrip
Headstock Shape: Square headstock with no volute
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: Custom Western Shaded Top
Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 5: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint