Pre Owned Collings OM2HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with K and K Pure Mini ID-6686
Pre Owned Collings OM2HG German Spruce and Indian Rosewood Deep Body with K and K Pure Mini
The Collings OM2HG features a German Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides. The extra features are what make this particular model stand out from the rest, featuring a thicker, deep body, measuring 4 5/8" deep. The deeper body provides rich low tones not often heard on OM size guitars, providing an incredibly rich and full sound. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the deep depth of the body on this custom model results in a strong and powerful tone with an immediate response and much larger bottom end than is generally found on OM sized guitars.
This guitar possesses all the projection and tonal clarity Collings is known for, while still maintaining a good measure of warmth on the bottom end. The body size of the OM lends itself towards a more focused and defined tone than a typical dreadnought size, in a much more comfortable package. Additionally, the 1 11/16" standard nut width has been upgraded to a 1 3/4" nut for easier fingering of chord shapes.
The Custom German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides is a classic combination of tonewoods that is incredibly easy to fall in love with on a guitar such as this Collings. German Spruce is one of our favorite choices for topwood. German Spruce has a stiffness to weight ratio that falls somewhere between Sitka and Adirondack, making it an ideal compromise for many playing styles. German is stiff enough to handle heavy flatpicking, but also responds very well to fingerstyle players as well. When combined with East Indian Rosewood back and sides, it produces a lush low end that is clear and powerful. This guitar really shines, with a surprisingly loud voice, impeccable clarity, and that legendary Collings tone.
This instrument has the K and K Pure Mini installed. The Pure Mini (formerly called Pure Western Mini) is a passive system for steel string guitar, with three pickup heads and an endpin jack. It is a transducer system only and does not include a battery or on-board electronics. Don't be fooled by the sound of some competitors' "thin sounding" passive systems--the Pure Systems are definitely different. They sound full and rich and have sufficient output to drive most amps and PA systems directly!
Additional appointments on this fantastic, ready to go instrument include, herringbone top purfling, ebony fingerboard and bridge with traditional diamond and square inlays, rosewood peghead overlay, Waverly tuners and a professionally installed strap button.
This guitar is in excellent condition with only minor scratches and dents on the top, back and sides and barely visible scratches on the peghead from prior string installations. It has medium fretwear on the B and High E Strings from Frets 1 -5 ( could use a fret dress). Detailed photos below show the majority of wear. It includes the original hardshell case.
- Serial: 11612
- Top Wood: German Spruce
- Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 2006
- Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
- Inlays: Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
- Rosette: Crosscut Grained Ivoroid and Wood Strip
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Drop-In Saddle
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Tuners: Nickel Waverly
- Purfling: Herringbone
- Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Backstrip: Herringbone
- 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"
- Pickup(s): K and K Pure Mini
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
- Misc. 1: Custom Deep Body
- Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
- Misc. 3: Strap Button Installed