Collings OM2H Adirondack and Brazilian Rosewood with Varnish and Adirondack Braces ID-6546
Collings OM2H Adirondack and Brazilian Rosewood with Varnish and Adirondack Braces
This guitar is a recording engineer’s dream! All of this is wrapped up in a guitar that you will feel comfortable sitting on the couch playing for hours, recording on music row, or playing on any stage. Simply, yet elegantly appointed, this is a true family heirloom for generations to come. The OM body size has been favored by fingerstyle players for years, but has made its mark in flatpicking and strumming with its unique clarity and projection. Living up to the pedigree and namesake Collings has established, this Collings OM2H is no exception and is a true delight to play.
This OM2H boasts the projection and tonal clarity Collings is known for, while still maintaining a good measure of warmth on the bottom end. The body size of the OM lends itself towards a more focused and defined tone than a typical dreadnought size, yet the folks at Collings build with volume in mind. This Collings OM2H A no doubt represents the defined aspects of the OM; with a crisp, clear tone across the entire spectrum.
In this special OM2H, Adirondack is matched with the Brazilian Rosewood for obvious reasons. Adirondack provides a high stiffness across and along the grain, making it one of the go-to soundboards for flat-pickers. It has the highest cross-sectional strength and across-the-grain stiffness of all spruce species. The Adirondack Spruce top makes for an OM sized guitar that, boast virtually unlimited headroom and power. It is extremely comfortable to hold and play, making it nearly impossible to put down, and very little tone is sacrificed front the OM size.
Brazilian Rosewood is an extremely rare tonewood with deep bass and brilliant trebles that was used on the famous vintage guitars that we have all grown to love. An international trade embargo on Brazilian rosewood products guarantees that the relatively few sets remaining in this country will continue to spiral in price as the supply dwindles. Brazilian brings remarkable darkness, depth, and warmth; while exhibiting glorious overtones across the entire tonal spectrum.
How do you make this OM2H even better? Add custom options such as Adirondack Bracing, add a custom 1 3/4" nut width, and one the finest features, finishing the guitar with Varnish. Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs while extending the low end considerably. The tonal qualities produced by the varnish finish are amazing, especially when compared side by side to a guitar without it. The 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.
Additional appointments on this magnificent instrument include grained ivoroid bindings, ebony fretboard and bridge, nickel Waverly tuners, traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays and finished off with a herringbone trim with matching backstrip.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Braces
Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Total Length: 39 1/2"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish