Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837
Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837

Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces ID-8837

Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with Adirondack Braces

The Collings OM2HG features a German Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. The extra features are what make this particular model stand out from the rest, featuring a thicker, deep body, measuring 4 5/8" deep. The deeper body provides rich low tones not often heard on OM size guitars, providing an incredibly rich and full sound. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the deep depth of the body on this custom model results in a strong and powerful tone with an immediate response and much larger bottom end than is generally found on OM sized guitars.

This guitar possesses all 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, in a much more comfortable package.

German Spruce and Indian Rosewood is a classic combination of tonewoods that is incredibly easy to fall in love with on a guitar such as this Collings. German Spruce is one of our favorite choices for topwood. German Spruce has a stiffness to weight ratio that falls somewhere between Sitka and Adirondack, making it an ideal compromise for many playing styles. German is stiff enough to handle heavy flatpicking, but also responds very well to fingerstyle players as well. When combined with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, it produces a lush low end that is clear and powerful. This guitar really shines, with a surprisingly loud voice, impeccable clarity, and that legendary Collings tone.

The custom Adirondack Braces are lighter and stiffer than Sitka, therefore they are more responsive and offer a more efficient transfer of energy through the top. Additionally, the custom 1 3/4" nut width is more comfortable to play while sitting down, and gives players more room for complex fingerings.

In addition to the Adirondack Braces, this guitar was built without a Tongue Brace. As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, the tongue 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. This is a great feature for players who may be looking for a compromise between the mahogany and rosewood dreadnoughts. 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.

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Collings OM2H

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: 23806

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Adirondack Braces

Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays

Rosette: Crosscut Grained Ivoroid and Wood Strip

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Backstrip: Herringbone

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Lower Bout Width: 15"

Body Length: 19 1/4"

Total Length: 39 1/2"

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Deep Body

Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 3: No Tongue Brace

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