Collings OM2H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Short Scale Cutaway
‘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… flatpickers also find it very appealing as the Collings OM body shape allows for a more balanced tonal fingerprint than a Dreadnought would. No wonder that when Eric Clapton recorded his famous " Unplugged" record, he chose an OM body size!
The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch. The tone is focused and powerful, as are all Collings' guitars.
This instrument features a custom 24 7/8" scale, lessening overall string tension for ease of fretting with your left hand while providing a quick response to light attack with your right hand.
The sound is compressed significantly and the short scale makes me feel like a real guitar player. It’s really amazing what a fraction of an inch can do, giving you easier reach and less tension.
With a custom German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, this guitar has a clear, focused tone that is rich in lows with a strong, pleasing high end. German Spruce is a favorite tonewood here at Artisan due to it's versatility when played fingerstyle or flatpicked.
German Spruce offers rich, complex overtones and regarding stiffness, falls in between Sitka and Adirondack. The gorgeous Indian Rosewood back and sides keeps the tone rich and full with round notes and lush chords up and down the neck.
Additional custom appointments on this gorgeous instrument include a custom cutaway, body, fingerboard and peghead binding with purfling, SJ fretboard and peghead inlays, a Collings haircut peghead, gold Waverly tuners and a 1 3/4" nut width.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: SJ Fretboard Inlays
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone Drop-In Saddle
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Abalone Dots
Tuners: Gold Waverly
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
Headstock Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Peghead
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Collings Modified "V"
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Total Length: 39 1/2"
Case: Hardshell Case Included