Collings OM3 SS Sitka Spruce & 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 SS features a Sitka Spruce Top combined with custom Indian Rosewood back and sides. Sitka Spruce provides a rich, complex tone and is the perfect topwood for many players who play fingerstyle as well as flatpick. Sitka Spruce is stiffer than German Or Englemann Spruce, 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 Nickel Waverly Tuners.
The "SS" in OM3 SS stands for "short scale." The 24.9" scale makes for effortlessly fretting and string bends that are a breeze. Combining the shortened scale and the Sitka Spruce top the combination is a real winner!
This Pre-Owned Guitar is in good condition with light scratches and dings throughout the top, body and sides of the guitar.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Rosette: Select abalone rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickle Waverly tuners
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid
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"
Pickup(s): K&K Pure Western Mini
Case: Hardshell Case Included