This guitar would make a great new companion for the guitarist who has wanted to love a Collings but found the tone a bit bright for their tastes.
Why We Love This
The tonewoods used to build this Collings OM3 win the shop award for most cumulative hours spent underwater! The top of the guitar is made from reclaimed Alaskan Sitka Spruce, foraged from a decades-old fish trap. And the back and sides are old-growth Sinker Mahogany. As with the other Sinker Mahogany Collings guitars we've played, this one exhibits a fundamental darkness in the low midrange that's not particularly characteristic of a Mahogany guitar. The fundamental note edge is dry and woody, thanks to that old Sitka Spruce. This guitar would make a great new companion for the guitarist who has wanted to love a Collings but found the tone a bit bright for their tastes. Handsomely inlaid with Collings' rarely-seen banjo fretboard motif!
As part of their NAMM collection for 2023, this guitar has the distinction of being a point of pride for everyone at the Collings workshop. Its features and tonewoods are selected by Collings' most seasoned builders, in an effort to put their craftsmanship and guitar IQ into the spotlight. Want to see what they can do when the entire guitarmaking world is watching? Stop in and play this instrument to find out!
Priced with TKL hard case.