Our friends at Collings surprised us with this custom-built OM1, made from a special set of highly flamed Spanish Cedar and a torrefied Sitka Spruce top! When Spanish Cedar was on the regular options list at Collings, we built lots of guitars with it -- and as a stand-in for Mahogany, it works like gangbusters. Not only is it visually stunning stuff, but it's very light weight ~ making resonant and responsive guitars. This OM1 is no exception. Wide open, shimmery and powerful, it's got a woody chime that will appeal to flatpickers and fingerpickers alike. Though it's an understated guitar when seen from a few feet away, the tone of this one has turned heads already -- and to call it a shop favorite right now would be a big understatement. Priced with TKL hard case from Collings!


  • Torrefied sitka spruce top
  • Figured Spanish Cedar back & sides
  • Tortoise-style top/back body binding
  • Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square headstock with no volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly 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 3/4" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 25.5" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • Serial No. 30269

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