Pre Owned 2013 Collings OM3 G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Short Scale with Cutaway
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. The compact shape makes the Collings 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.
German Spruce provides a rich, complex tone and is perfect 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. This allows the guitar to be played fingerstyle while maintaining a high level of comfort, without sacrificing the invaluable headroom offered by a stiffer spruce.
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.
On an open strum, the words clarity and richness come right to mind. The trebles are clean and defined without overpowering the overall richness of the bottom-end.
The addition of the gorgeous Abalone Rosette and Gold Waverly tuners, this instrument stands out in the crowd.
This Pre Owned 2013 Collings OM3 G German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Short Scale with Cutaway is in excellent + condition with a few surface scratches which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: German Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Pre-war scalloped bracing
Rosette: Abalone Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahoganyh
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Gold Waverly Tuners
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Backstrip: 3-style mosaic backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: MOP Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Modified V neck profile
Body Depth: 4 1/8"
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Setup High E 2/32"
Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 3/32"
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Cutaway
Misc. 5: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 6: Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint