Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars
Collings OM3HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823 - Artisan Guitars

Collings OM3H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces ID-6823

Collings OM3H G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Braces

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 features a custom 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.

The gorgeous set of Indian Rosewood on the back and sides broadens out the dynamic range, bringing overtone rich low-end and mellow yet defined trebles. When fingerpicking, each note is rich and warm, yet well defined and easily articulated.

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.

Custom accompaniments like the Adirondack bracing makes 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

Not to be confused as just a cosmetic upgrade, the custom herringbone purfle on this guitar makes the Indian Rosewood backed OM much warmer with increased low end and richer high-end and an instant broken-in feel in regards to responsiveness.

Specifications:

  • Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
  • Serial: 20600
  • Top Wood: German Spruce
  • Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Bracing: Adirondack Braces
  • Rosette: Select abalone rosette
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Tuners: Gold Waverly tuners
  • Purfling: Herringbone
  • Body Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
  • Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid binding
  • Headstock Binding: Double Bound
  • Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard
  • Backstrip: Multi-color mosaic back strip
  • Headstock Shape: Solid
  • Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
  • Frets To Body: 14
  • Body Depth: 4 1/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 15"
  • Body Length: 19 1/4"
  • Total Length: 39 1/2"
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • Misc. 1: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
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