'OM' stands for "Orchestra Model," but 80 years after this bodyshape was first designed it has become the most popular 14 fret model withfingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Yet flat pickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is addedtheseOMs areoften 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.
OM1Cut SB | Collings
Body Length 19 1/4" Body Depth 4 1/8" Lower Bout Width 15" Total Length 39 1/2" Top *Baked sitka spruce Sides & Back Honduran mahogany Neck Honduran mahogany Style *Cutaway Body Binding Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling Peghead Binding None Bridge Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing Fingerboard Ebony with MOP short dots Bridge Pins/End Pin Ebony with MOP dot Nut Bone, 1 11/16" Saddle Bone, drop-in
Modified V Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid Truss Rod Fully adjustable Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver, PLEK leveled, hand dressed Peghead Veneer Ebony with MOP collings logo Tuners Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio) Backstrip 1-style (Walnut) Rosette b/w Purfling Scale Length 25 1/2" Brace Material Sitka spruce Brace Pattern pre-war scalloped X-brace Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Neck Finish High gloss polyester resin Pickguard Tortoise Strings D'Addario EJ-16 (.012" - .053") Case Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case