Collings OM2H HRA PreOwned 2013 Guitar Adirondack Spruce and Honduran Rosewood Guitar with Sunburst ID-7301
Collings OM2H with Honduran Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce Top PreOwned 2013
This Pre Owned 2013 Collings OM2HHRASB is in excellent + condition with only a few surface scratches on the pickguard. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
For those who know, they would expect Collings to build one of the finest Orchestral Models anywhere. This OM is no exception.
Starting life as a catalog style 2, this guitar was custom ordered to include a select set of Honduran Rosewood over the back and sides, as well as the stunning abalone rosette and dark cherry sunburst. This OM also includes an Adirondack Spruce top, boasting virtually unlimited headroom and volume. Expect the pairing of Adirondack Spruce with Honduran Rosewood to sing with greater clarity than Indian Rosewood, while still providing rich mid-range overtones.
More About The Builder:
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Houston, Texas in the mid-1970s. More interested in guitars and engineering than in medical school, he took a job at a machine shop and began building guitars on his kitchen table with just a few hand tools. Coming from a family of engineers, Bill’s experience as a craftsman and his natural curiosity equipped him to experiment and quickly improve his craft. Before long his instruments were in the hands of local talents Rick Gordon and Lyle Lovett, which led more Texas players to seek out Bill for custom guitars. After building about fifty guitars and a few banjos in Houston, he headed west to pursue lutherie in southern California. Along the way, he befriended Austin luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. Having found like-minded instrument makers, Bill decided to stay and share space in Tom’s shop. By the mid-1980s, Bill was building flattop and archtop acoustic guitars in his own small shop. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1,000-square-foot space and hired two helpers.
That same year, George Gruhn, the acclaimed collector and purveyor of vintage fretted instruments and owner of Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, asked Bill to make 24 custom “Gruhn” guitars, giving the Austin luthier national exposure. In the spring of 1992, Bill moved his guitar-making operation into a 3,200-square-foot feed store he purchased on the outskirts of Austin. By this time musicians such as Pete Townshend, Joni Mitchell and Brian May were playing Collings instruments and demand continued to grow. The existing shop tripled in size and its staff increased to 50 full-time employees. By 2005, Bill broke ground for a new 27,000-square-foot shop featuring CNC technology that modernized machining processes and made parts production more consistent, accurate and safe. As the business grew and processes were refined, one thing remained the same: Bill Collings’ commitment to build the finest stringed instruments available.
- Shipping Weight: 20
- Serial: 21516
- Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
- Back Wood: Honduran Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 23/32"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 2013
- Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
- Inlays: Mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays
- Rosette: Custom Abalone Rosette
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony 14"- 26" Compound fingerboard radius
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Grained ivoroid
- Pickguard: Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
- Backstrip: 2-style backstrip
- Headstock Shape: Square headstock with volute
- Headstock Overlay: 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"
- Pickup(s): Optional
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
- Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
- Misc. 4: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
- Misc. 5: Custom Dark Cherry Sunburst Finish