Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508
Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508

Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace ID-7508

Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood and No Tongue Brace

‘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 Sitka Spruce, paired with rosewood back and sides. This is a classic combination that is highly versatile for many playing styles. Sitka can be played fingerstyle or with a flatpick and can excel at both. It is ideal for flatpickers who don't require the stiffness of Adirondack, offering more volume and responsiveness from a lighter touch. When combined with rosewood on the back and sides, Sitka is very lush and has a warm, rich low end. The highs are also crystal clear on a Collings, since only the highest grade Sitka Spruce is chosen for their instruments. You really can't go wrong with this model!

The 1 3/4" nut width, a custom appointment on this Collings OM2H Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood, which gives you plenty of room for complex chord shapes.

As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, the tongue 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. This is a great feature for players who may be looking for a compromise between the mahogany and rosewood dreadnoughts. 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 resonance.

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Collings OM2H

Specifications:

Shipping Weight: 68

Serial: 21796

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 25 1/2"

Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing

Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays

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

Purfling: Herringbone

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding

Pickguard: Tortoise-style

Backstrip: Matching Backstrip

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

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: No Tongue Brace

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