Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030
Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030
Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030
Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030
Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030
Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030
Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030
Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030

Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace ID-8030

Collings OM1A Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany with No Tongue Brace

The Collings OM1A 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 OM1A packs a serious punch, with killer volume and presence - easily acting as a dreadnought alternative. This OM1A 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 Figured Mahogany back and sides are perfect for players who find rosewood too boomy. Lead players will appreciate the enhanced note definition and clarity, especially through the midrange frequencies.

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.

Finished with Collings high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, the detail in the Mahogany on this guitar is absolutely gorgeous.

Browse our fine selection of Collings Guitars.

Learn more about the history of Collings Guitars.

Collings OM1A

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 68 lbs

Serial: 21808

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Figured Mahogany

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: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone Cutthrough Saddle

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Purfling: Black/white wood purfling

Body Binding: Tortoise-style Binding

Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard

Backstrip: 1-style walnut backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Ebony peghead overlay

Headstock Inlay: Inlaid 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: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 3: No Tongue Brace

×
Welcome Newcomer