This instrument features custom specs of Koa back and sides, an Adirondack Spruce top, Adirondack Spruce bracing, and a 1 3/4" nut width.
'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. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.
Collings OM2H Koa A Orchestra Model, Koa Back & Sides, Adirondack Spruce Top
TOP Adirondack Spruce BACK & SIDES Koa NECK Honduran Mahogany BODY BINDING Ivoroid with Herringbone Purfling FRETBOARD BINDING None PEGHEAD BINDING None BRIDGE Ebony Belly-Style with 2 3/16" Spacing FRETBOARD Ebony FRET INLAYS Abalone Long Diamonds & Squares BRIDGE & END PIN Ebony with MOP Dot NUT 1 3/4" Bone Nut SADDLE Drop-In Bone NECK PROFILE Modified V NECK JOINT Mortise & Tenon Hybrid TRUSS ROD Fully Adaptable FRETS Medium 18% Nickel-Silver PEGHEAD VENEER Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings Logo TUNERS Nickel Waverly 16:1 Ratio BACKSTRIP Zipper 2-Style ROSETTE Ivoroid/Tortoise/Ivoroid & Black/White Purflings SCALE 25 1/2" BRACES Adirondack Spruce BRACE PATTERN Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace FRETBOARD RADIUS 14" - 26" Compound BODY FINISH High Gloss Nitrocellulose Polyester NECK FINISH High Gloss Polyester Resin PICKGUARD Tortoise BODY DEPTH 4 1/8" LOWER BOUT WIDTH 15" CASE Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case