Since we became a Collings dealer more than 13 years ago, the OM2H has consistently remained among our most popular Collings models. And that's for good reason, too—the OM2H produces balanced, complex tone that shines in a wide variety of genres, and its accurate, immediate response—paired with comfortable, small-body feel and smooth playability—appeal to a wide variety of playing styles.
This Collings OM2H Custom (serial #31009) features a 14-fret Orchestra Model body with the "Deep Body" option (4-5/8" deep at the end pin!). The deeper body increases the guitar's resonance and helps to increase the guitar's overall bass presence. From there, we specified Baked (Torrefied) Sitka Spruce for the top and solid East Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The guitar's tone remains nicely balanced with a touch more bass focus than a regular OM2H. It doesn't feel too much bigger on your lap, but you'll definitely hear the difference. As we'd expect from a good OM, it responds nicely with a light touch, and finger-style players will appreciate the shimmering complexity of tones this guitar produces. But at the same time, it projects quickly and loudly, and when you push it hard with a pick, it sings across the room. The Baked Sitka Top definitely gives its tone a "played-in," more open quality, which only accentuates the dynamic range.
When we ordered this OM2H Custom, we knew it would be a great-sounding guitar, so we wanted to make sure it looked the part, too! We thought a classy Abalone Rosette would do the trick nicely, and while it adds some nice sparkle, we didn't realize how much we'd love the way the abalone contrasts against the darker hue of the Baked Sitka. Great combination. Also, we specified 1-3/4" as the nut width to give this guitar the appropriate prewar-inspired feel.
- Body: 14-Fret Orchestra Model Deep Body (4-5/8" at end pin)
- Top: Baked Sitka Spruce (Torrefied)
- 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
- Bridge: Ebony Belly
- Saddle: Drop-In Bone, 2-3/16" string spacing
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Short-pattern Diamond & Squares
- Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" Compound
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell by TKL
This Collings OM2H Custom Deep Body 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.