OM2H German Spruce w/ Cutaway
OM2H '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. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.
The German Spruce top on this guitar gives off a bright sound but comes across as warmer than standard spruce top guitars. The fretboard inlays were a very special appointment to Bill Collings. These beautiful inlays were named the "MOM" inlays, they were appropriatly entitiled to pay tribute to his mother who loved these inlays more than any other. This model also features a neck substitution(hence the haircut peghead) that gives this model guitar a C Shape Neck Profile which is the same neck that Collings uses on their popular C10, SJ, and CJ model guitars.
This Guitar comes with a Hardshell OM Case.
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: East Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Inlays: Custom "MOM"
Rosette: iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone, drop-in
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Body Binding: Ivoroid with Herringbone purfling
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid with herringbone
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid with herringbone
Headstock Shape: Neck Substitution(Haircut Peghead)
Neck Profile: C Shape Neck Profile
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Total Length: 39 1/2"
Case: Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
Misc. 1: Custom Cutaway Model
Misc. 2: Peghead Binding