‘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.
Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.
The highs are also crystal clear on a Collings, since only the highest grade Sitka Spruce is chosen for their instruments.
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Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Inlays: Mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"
Bridge: Ebony Belly
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Stained Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Case: Collings TKL Hardcase
Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 2: No Tongue Brace