Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477
Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477

Collings OM2H Guitar Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-10477

Collings OM2H Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and 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… flatpickers also find it very appealing as the 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.

The topwood on this Collings OM2H is Engelmann Spruce. The choice of Engelmann Spruce is ideal for fingerstylists of those with a bit of a softer hand. There is a tremendous amount of presence in a guitar as easy to articulate as this one. Engelmann is softer than Sitka, and has richer, more complex tone; while being exceptionally responsive. The short scale length of this instrument relieves significant string tension which makes for a guitar that is almost effortless to play, paired with rosewood back and sides.

This guitar was custom ordered without a tongue brace. 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.

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Collings OM

Specifications:

Serial: 25713

Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Scalloped bracing with no Tongue Brace

Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony Belly

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise-style

Backstrip: Matching 2-Style Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Stained Ebony

Headstock Inlay: 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: Original Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 2: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint

Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

Misc. 4: Exotic Stained Ebony Veneer

Misc. 5: Cutaway