Collings OM2HG German Spruce Indian Rosewood with Cutaway ID-6155
Collings OM2HG German Spruce Indian Rosewood with Cutaway
80 years after the orchestra model 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 with custom German Spruce top, flatpickers also find it very appealing with virtually unlimited headroom, complex overtones, and lots of power when you need it. This Collings OM2HG could be just what you've been missing.
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.
This custom OM features a German Spruce top-wood. German Spruce, a special appointment on this guitar, provides a rich, complex tone and is perfect for many players who play fingerstyle as well as flatpick. German Spruce is stiffer than Sitka, providing more headroom and power, yet more flexible than Adirondack so that it responds well to a lighter attack. This allows the guitar to be played fingerstyle while maintaining a high level of comfort, without sacrificing the invaluable headroom offered by a stiffer spruce.
Accompaniments like the Adirondack bracing and the removal of the tongue brace make this guitar that much more menacing. 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.
We are also a big fan of leaving the tongue brace out of these instruments. 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 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. 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.
This custom model features a cutaway for increased access to the upper frets. The nut width was upgraded to 1 3/4" for comfortable chording.
Specifications:Expected Arrival: 2012-02
Shipping Weight: 57
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Bracing with No Tongue Brace
Rosette: Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Purfling: Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Total Length: 39 1/2"
Misc. 1: Custom Cutaway