Collings OM1 SS Engelmann Spruce and Mahogany Short Scale No Tongue Brace ID-11232
Collings OM1 SS Engelmann Spruce and Mahogany Short Scale
The Collings OM1 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.
Engelmann Spruce is softer than Sitka Spruce, offering a much more responsive tone with a lighter pick attack. Fingerstyle players especially love the way Engelmann responds to their particular style of playing, projecting ample volume with minimal attack.
With the custom short scale offering, this guitar is virtually effortless to play and very hard to put down once you start playing.
We are also a big fan of leaving the tongue brace out of these instruments. As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, this brace comes into scrutiny. Martin added the tongue brace in 1940 and it has become standard every since.
The absence of a tongue brace frees
the top to allow enhanced vibration and results in a richer, fuller, tone with more low end resonance. It is speculated that Martin added the brace to prevent top cracking, but the years have proven this to have been unnecessary and actually decreases resonation.
Collings makes guitars with superb tone and aesthetics. The craftmanship is top notch and comes out in the tone, playability, and feel of their great instrument. This guitar is truly a great one to add to any players collection.
This guitar was ordered with a custom 1 3/4" nut width.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Rosette: Wood Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Tortoise style binding
Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Case: Custom Collings Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 2: No Tongue Brace