‘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.
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.
Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the custom 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.
Additional custom appointments on this gorgeous instrument include a beautiful abalone logo, long diamond and square inlays and a 1 23/32" nut width.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Inlays: Long Diamond and Square
Rosette: Abalone Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone Drop-In Saddle
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
Headstock Shape: Solid
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
Misc. 1: Varnish Finish
Misc. 2: Lacquer Neck