Collings OM2H Adirondack & Indian Rosewood
'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. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is
added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.
Adirondack was the legendary top wood used on most pre-war American-made guitars. Adirondack wood has a high stiffness across and along the grain, making it one of the go-to top woods for flat-pickers, and finger stylists all around.
The set of Indian Rosewood used on the back and sides of this guitar keep things very warm with tone that is rich, full, and powerful. The combination of Adirondack and Indian has become a staple in the world of guitar building.
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Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: Abalone Diamond & Squares Short Pattern
Rosette: iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Fully Slotted Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: MOP Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Case: Collings Vintage Style Handcrafted Case OM1019