Collings OM-42 Traditonal Madagascar Torrefied Adirondack Sunburst (2017)


This pre-owned OM-42 from Collings Guitars of Austin, TX, is a completely custom one-off, and a virtually-impossible-to-find modified "Traditional" guitar. Part of our matched pair from 2017, this OM-42 features an exceptionally lightweight set of A-grade Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. We added a torrefied Adirondack top with sunburst finish (these Collings bursts just look unbeatable on a baked top). The tone of this guitar is mind-blowing: resonance like you won't believe from an OM, with a dark, woody sound that would make even the most dyed-in-the-wool vintage purists scratch their head in amazement. It remains in near-mint condition, with only faint signs of handling on the back of the neck (a purely cosmetic issue -- the extremely thin finish on the Collings -T models can get a little hazy as it gets played-in). Priced with its original handmade vintage-style hard case from Collings. Truly, one of the best-sounding guitars we've had in recent memory.

On consignment.


Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top
  • Madagascar Rosewood back & sides
  • Sitka spruce bracing
  • Custom Traditional Series pre-war scalloped X-brace
  • Animal Protein glue construction
  • High gloss extra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • -42 style abalone purfling
  • Torch head stock inlay
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Bone nut & cutthrough saddle
  • Traditional neck profile
  • Mortoise & tenon hybrid neck joint
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • 14" - 26" compound fingerboard radius
  • 25.5" SL
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • Nickel Waverly tuners (16:1 ratio)
  • Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
  • Serial No. 26616

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