Since we became a Collings dealer some 15 years ago, the OM2H has remained the most popular Collings guitar in our shop. 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 #33088) 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 is one of our favorite upgrades 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 options, Baked Sitka only adds $500 to the price. With East Indian Rosewood back and sides, the 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. When you push it hard with a pick, it sings across the room.
Collings ismeticulous with every minute detail, so we couldn't resist dressing it up with some high-end appointments. This OM2H sports a stunning abalone "Torch" inlay on the peghead. To match, it has classy Ivoroid binding on the fingerboard and peghead. Also, we specified prewar-appropriate 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: Short-Pattern Diamond
- 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.