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'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.

Standard Features Include:

  • Select sitka spruce top
  • East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
  • Grained ivoroid top/back body binding
  • Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square headstock with volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl diamond and square fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Top Options:

  • Sitka spruce (standard)
  • Adirondack spruce
  • European spruce
  • Engelmann Spruce

Design Options:

Finish Options:


Bone Nut

Inlay Options:



more custom acoustic guitar options

Kenny Smith - OM2H

Kenny Smith plays "Song For Emily" on a Collings OM2H.

Pete Huttlinger - OM2H

Pete Huttlinger plays "The Water is Wide" on his 1994 Collings OM2H.

Dimensions

  • Body Length: 19 1/4"
  • Body Depth at Side: 4 1/8"
  • Lower Bout Width: 15"
  • Total Length: 39 1/2"
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Strings

  • Factory Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
  • Recommended Gauges:
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