This instrument features custom appointments of a Tree of Life fingerboard inlay, a Vine peghead inlay, 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 OM3 Orchestra Model Tree of Life & Vine Inlay Adirondack Spruce Bracing
TOP Sitka Spruce BACK & SIDES East Indian Rosewood NECK Honduran Mahogany BODY BINDING Ivoroid with B/W/B/W/B Purfling FRETBOARD BINDING .060" Ivoroid PEGHEAD BINDING .100" Ivoroid with B/W Purfling BRIDGE Ebony Belly-Style with 2 3/16" Spacing FRETBOARD Ebony FRET INLAYS Tree of Life BRIDGE & END PIN Ebony with Ablaone 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 Vine Inlay TUNERS Goldl Waverly 16:1 Ratio BACKSTRIP Chevron 3-Style ROSETTE Abalone SCALE 25 1/2" BRACES Adirondack Spruce BRACE PATTERN Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace FRETBOARD RADIUS 14" - 26" Compound BODY FINISH High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer NECK FINISH High Gloss Polyester Resin PICKGUARD Tortoise CASE Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case