Collings OM3 G Custom German Spuce and East Indian Rosewood
The OM size, nearly 80 years after it was designed, has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitarists who play on steel strings, yet flatpickers also find it appealing. The Collings OM3 model has been a personal favorite for Pete Townsend since he first began using Collings guitars in 2000. The compact shape makes the OM3 extremely comfortable and easy to handle either onstage or sitting on the couch. The relatively shallow body, at just over 4" deep, results in balanced tone and immediate response.
This OM3 G features a German Spruce Top combined with custom Indian Rosewood back and sides. German Spruce provides a rich, complex tone and is the perfect topwood 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.
Rosewood sounds deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). If you look at its frequency range visually, rosewood would appear to be more scooped in the middle, yielding less midrange bloom than mahogany.
Other appointments include a custom nut width of 1 3/4" for those who find the standard 1 13/16" a bit too wide for their playing style. This guitar also has Gold Waverly Tuners and a Varnish Finish as well as being a Short Scale.
This guitar is very responsive and will suit the needs of fingerstyle players very well. The German top can also take an impressive amount of flatpicking. Tone is very clear with a vibrant and pleasant high end and just enough lows to balance the tone across the fretboard.
This Pre-Owned 2014 Collings OM3 G Custom German Spruce and East Indian Rosewood Varnish Finish is in Excellent + With no wear to mention. This guitar was very well looked after and taken care of.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Rosette: Select abalone rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Gold Waverly tuners
Purfling: Black/white 5 Ply
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Pickguard: None (Loose In Case)
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: C Shape
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 2: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: 15 degree headstock angle