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Collings OM2H Guitar with Cutaway Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-12032

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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.

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 ever 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.

Includes Collings Custom Hardshell Case #OM556.

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Collings OM

Specifications:

Serial: 27829

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: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Ivoroid & b/w purflings strip rosette

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge: Ebony Belly

Bridge Pins: Ebony with MOP Dot

Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid

Pickguard: Tortoise-style

Backstrip: 2-Style Zipper Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Stained Exotic Ebony

Headstock Inlay: MOP 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: Collings Handmade 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: Cutaway