Collings OM2HSS German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Short-Scale ID-5245
Collings OM2H SS German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Short Scale
Yet another fantastic Collings OM graces our walls - and this one is in support of a good cause! The OM body size has been favored by fingerstyle players for years, but has made its mark in flatpicking and strumming with its unique clarity and projection. Living up to the pedigree and namesake Collings has established, this Collings OM2HSS is no exception that is a true delight to play.
The OM2HSS is built with a custom German Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, a solid Mahogany neck, and Ebony fingerboard and bridge. It boasts the projection and tonal clarity Collings is known for, while still maintaining a good measure of warmth on the bottom end. German Spruce top boasts a richer, more lush overtone while adding headroom. The body size of the OM lends itself towards a more focused and defined tone than a typical dreadnought size. Yet, the folks at Collings build with volume in mind. The OM2GSS no doubt represents the defined aspects of the OM; with a crisp, clear tone across the entire spectrum. And as the OM body was designed with balance in mind, the OM2GSS fits the bill. Yet, there still is a balanced level of projection and volume that Collings may as well put a patent on. The OM2GSS is a versatile guitar that handles fingerstyle and pop/folk strumming without a hitch.
The "SS" in OM2GSS stands for "short scale." The 24 7/8" scale makes for effortlessly fretting and string bends that are a breeze. Combining the shortened scale and the German Spruce top - the combination is a real winner!
This guitar was donated by Collings to the Music For Life Alliance. Founded by Muriel Anderson, the Music For Life Alliance created and maintains a national database of individuals and organizations working to increase music education opportunities for young people. Through formal recognition and grants to organizations providing instruments, instrument repair, music learning materials, and music instruction, the MFLA provides an important service to children who otherwise may not experience the joy, benefits, and satisfaction of making music.
The proceeds of this instrument will go to the Music For Life Alliance. Being a Collings dealer, this guitar is sold as new with a factory warranty. For more information, feel free to email or call us toll-free.
- Top: Custom German Spruce
- Back and Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Pre-war Scalloped Bracing
- Purfling: Black/White/Black
- Rosette: Crosscut Grained Ivoroid and Wood Strip
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Herringbone
- Gloss-Finished Mahogany Neck
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Bone Nut and Saddle
- Fingerboard Inlay: Traditional Diamond and Square
- Ebony Bridge with Drop-In Saddle
- Solid Peghead w/ Brazilian Rosewood Overlay
- M.O.P. Collings Logo
- Nickel Waverly Tuners
- Nut Width: Custom 1 3/4"
- Scale: 24 7/8"
- Body Width: 15 5/8"
- Body Length: 19 1/4"
- Body Depth: 4 1/8"
- Total Length: 39 1/2"
- Hardshell Case