Collings OM3HG German Spruce and 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 OM3 model has been a personal favorite for Pete Townsend since he first began using Collings guitars in 2000.
Collings 3-Style appointments include:
- Abalone rosette
- Chevron backstrip
- No fingerboard inlays
- Gold Waverly tuners
- Bound fingerboard & peghead
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 11/16" a bit too narrow for their playing style.
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.
This instrument is in Excellent Condition with only some light surface scratches on the back of the guitar as well as slight finish lifting on the back of the headstock (too fine to capture in a photo).
Includes Original Collings TKL Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Rosette: Select abalone rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Gold Waverly tuners
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