Collings OM1 A Guitar Varnish Adirondack and Mahogany with Adirondack Braces PreOwned 2014
This Collings OM1A packs a serious punch, with killer volume and presence - easily acting as a dreadnought alternative. This OM1A has a superb balance and clarity, each note stands out in chordal accompaniment, as well as lead lines.
The Collings OM1A is a classic Collings model, a shop favorite, and while it takes it's inspiration from the original models, Collings has subtly upgraded these with their signature style, and tone. OM stands for Orchestra Model, but 80 years after this body shape was first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Collings has transformed the standard OM, into a true "do it all" instrument.
The Adirondack top adds a tremendous amount of headroom, crisp trebles, and gut-punching mids. It takes to a flatpick beautifully, but sings with bare fingers as well. You know the feeling when you're holding that guitar? - this is that guitar.
The Figured Mahogany back and sides are perfect for players who find rosewood too boomy. Lead players will appreciate the enhanced note definition and clarity, especially through the midrange frequencies.
The custom Adirondack Braces are lighter and stiffer than Sitka, therefore they are more responsive and offer a more efficient transfer of energy through the top.
Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the custom varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs while extending the low end considerably. The tonal qualities produced by the varnish finish are amazing, especially when compared side by side to a guitar without it.
As people search for the mythical tone of old guitars, the tongue brace comes into scrutiny. Martin added the tongue brace in 1940 and it has become standard every since. The absence of a tongue brace frees the top to allow enhanced vibration and results in a richer, fuller, tonewith more low end resonance.
This is a great feature for players who may be looking for a compromise between the mahogany and rosewood dreadnoughts. It is speculated that Martin added the brace to prevent top cracking, but the years have proven this to have been unnecessary and actually decreases resonation.
This 2014 OM1 A is in excelent condition with no wear to mention. It come with its orginal hard shell case.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Rosette: Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Tortoise-style Binding
Pickguard: Tortoise-style pickguard
Backstrip: 1-style walnut backstrip
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony peghead overlay
Headstock Inlay: Inlaid Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Lower Bout Width: 15"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Total Length: 39 1/2"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Varnish Finish
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod