Since we became a Collings dealer more than 10 years ago, the OM2H has remained our most popular Collings model. And that's for good reason—the OM2H produces balanced, complex tone that shines across many different genres. Its accurate, immediate response—paired with comfortable, small-body feel and smooth playability—appeal to a wide variety of playing styles.
This Collings OM2H (serial #31871) features a 14-fret "Orchestra Model" body built with an upgraded Baked Sitka Spruce top and standard East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Baked Sitka has become one our favorite upgrades with Collings because it gives a new guitar the seasoned, broken-in richness of a well-loved vintage relic. As you put a baked (torrefied) top through the paces for years and years, it'll only sound better and more refined. Compared to other wood upgrades, Baked Sitka only adds $300 to the price. With East Indian Rosewood back and sides, this tried-and-true wood complement produces balanced, articulate sound.
This OM2H responds nicely with a light touch, and finger-style players will appreciate the shimmering complexity of tones it produces. At the same time, it projects quickly and loudly, and when you push it hard with a pick, it sings across the room.
When we ordered this one, we couldn't resist dressing it up with some high-end appointments. Collings is absolutely meticulous with every minute detail, so we selected a stunning abalone "Torch" inlay for the peghead. To match the "Torch," we ordered this OM2H with Ivoroid binding on the fingerboard and peghead. Also, we specified 1-3/4" as the nut width. The overall result is a guitar that looks every bit as good as it sounds.
- Top: Baked Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Brace Pattern: Pre-War Scalloped X
- Neck: Honduran Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Modified V
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut: Bone, 1-3/4"
- Body Binding: Ivoroid with Herringbone Purfling
- Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
- Peghead Inlay: Abalone Torch
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Saddle: Drop-In Bone, 2-3/16" string spacing
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: 42-Style Snowflakes
- Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" Compound
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell by TKL
This OM2H is a gorgeous guitar that will inspire you to pick it up every day, and the beautiful tones it produces will ensure you'll never want to put it down.