Compared to a standard Sitka top, the Old Growth variety seems to impart more fullness, with a robust bass response and warmer note edge.
The new "Old Growth" Sitka option from Collings Guitars provides players interested in the warmest version of one of their instruments with a very compelling option. Compared to a standard Sitka top, the Old Growth variety seems to impart more fullness, with a robust bass response and warmer note edge ~ all while retaining clarity and sparkle in the top end. This OM2H is upgraded with such a top (and a 1 3/4" nut width), but is otherwise a conventional example of the model. The sound is big & open, and its response is tangibly improved as well. In the market for an OM2H and interested in something with panache that doesn't stray too far from the Collings sound you've got in your head? This may well be the guitar for you. Priced with hardshell case.