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 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.
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Shipping Weight: 1
Top Wood: Select Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
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 Binding
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