We're huge fans of the amazing young guitarist, Julian Lage, here at TME, so the news that Collings was going to formally produce his signature model based on the guitar they made for him was a most welcome development! The Collings OM1JL is the result of Bill's tireless efforts to provide Julian with a touring guitar that would match his 1939 Martin 000-18 in tone, neck feel and vibe while maintaining the rugged stability that professional players demand of their Collings instruments. Built with Collings' "Traditional" construction specs, the OM1JL features Mahogany back and sides, a Spruce top, extra-thin satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, old-style peghead inlay and a custom neck blueprinted from Julian's aforementioned '39 000-18. Simply put, this is the most exciting Collings guitar to come along in quite some time, and its lightness of build and dry, airy tone must be experienced to be believed.

Listen to Collings artist Anthony DaCosta play his personal OM1JL at the Video tab.


  • Select Adirondack Spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Animal protein glue
  • Custom maple and rosewood strip rosette
  • Tortoise-style top/back body binding
  • Maple and rosewood purlfing with 1-style walnut backstrip
  • Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped bracing
  • No tongue brace
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • Extra thin satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square headstock with no volute
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid gold pearl vintage-style Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Custom neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing
  • 14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16" bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Tortoise bridge pins and end pin
  • Antiqued Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
  • TKL Hardshell Case
  • Serial No. 29948

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