Collings

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  1. Collings OM1 - Torrefied Sitka Spruce/Adirondack Braces #7820

    Regular Price: $4,625.00

    Special Price $4,163.00

    Top: Torrefied Sitka Spruce
    Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
    Neck: Honduran mahogany
    Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
    Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
    Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP short dots
    Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
    Nut: Bone
    Nut Width: 1 3/4"
    Saddle: Bone, drop-in
    Neck Profile: Modified V
    Peghead Profile: Tapered square
    Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
    Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
    Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
    Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
    Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
    Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
    Rosette: b/w Purfling
    Scale Length: 25 1/2"
    Brace Material: Adirondack Spruce
    Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
    Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
    Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
    Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
    Pickguard: Tortoise
    Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
    Case: Collings Traditional Handcrafted Case
    Serial Number: 27820

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  2. ON ORDER - Collings Julian Lage Signature OM1A-JL
    $5,535.00

    ON ORDER - Collings Julian Lage Signature OM1A-JL

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    When Bill Collings first met the brilliant young jazz musician Julian Lage, in 2014, the two began a series of in-depth conversations about their respective crafts. Lage's profound insights as a guitarist would play a key role in the creation of Collings’ T (Traditional) Series guitars. This rare collaboration, which continued right up until Bill’s passing, in July, 2017, has yielded another exceptional new guitar with an old soul. Collings is proud to present a highly personal extension of the T Series: the Julian Lage Signature OM1.

    Though Lage's guitar shares the same foundational specs as the OM1 T, it is unique in some key ways. Its neck feels like no other Collings guitar. That’s because it’s modeled after Lage’s cherished 1939 Martin 000-18. This pre-war gem is heard on the guitarist’s 2015 solo album, "World’s Fair", and was his main touring acoustic for years.

    The 000-18's neck—which was of course originally hand-shaped and sanded—has a distinctive taper altered by decades of wear. For Lage, this particular neck had come to feel like home. Through careful analysis and digitization of its unique dimensions, we were able to precisely recreate its worn-in, asymmetric feel on his signature model. While we maintained the relatively narrow 1 11/16" nut of the 000-18's neck, we extended the fretboard from the original short scale to our standard 25 1/2" length for slightly greater presence and note definition.

    Lage has an affinity both tonally and aesthetically for vintage guitars whose finishes have mellowed after years of playing. To recreate this effect we initially considered a varnish, but to achieve the ideal combination of a thin finish application and a vintage aesthetic, we landed on a custom satin lacquer. This new finish offering not only feels and looks right to Lage, he finds it has the same inherent openness of tone that is present in the best pre-war instruments.

    With his typical descriptive eloquence, Lage characterizes his signature model as a "lovingly neutral" guitar. It has a remarkably even response between registers. It's not an empty flatterer, but an instrument that rewards you when you're playing your best. In this way, Lage, whose own education is unending, sees the guitar as a teacher.

    Lage's signature model incorporates a script peghead logo not seen on a new Collings instrument in decades. This is the inlay that Bill hand-cut some 30 years ago when he started out in a tiny shop in Austin, Texas. We see this as a loving tribute to our late leader, who in his final project was able to realize the perfect new steel-string for one of today’s most exacting guitarists.

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  3. Collings OM2H - Torrefied Sitka Spruce/Indian Rosewood - Deep Body - Adirondack Braces #5870
    $4,027.00

    -Torrefied Sitka Spruce top
    -1 3/4" nut
    -East Indian rosewood back & sides
    -Deep Body
    -Grained ivoroid binding
    -Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
    -Cross-cut grained ivoroid & wood nitrate strip rosette
    -Adirondack Spruce braces
    -Pre-war scalloped bracing
    -Tortoise-style pickguard
    -High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    -Mahogany neck
    -Ebony peghead overlay
    -Inlaid Collings Logo
    -Ebony fingerboard and bridge
    -Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
    -Fully adjustable truss rod
    -Bone nut and drop-in saddle
    -Ebony bridge pins and end pin
    -Nickel Waverly tuners
    -Cutaway
    -Number 25870
    -TKL Hardshell Case

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  4. Collings OM2H - Torrefied Spruce/Indian Rosewood - Adirondack Braces #5773
    $4,410.00

    -Torrefied Sitka Spruce top
    -1 3/4" nut
    -East Indian rosewood back & sides
    -Grained ivoroid binding
    -Herringbone trim with matching backstrip
    -Cross-cut grained ivoroid & wood nitrate strip rosette
    -Adirondack Spruce braces
    -Pre-war scalloped bracing
    -Tortoise-style pickguard
    -High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    -Mahogany neck
    -Ebony peghead overlay
    -Inlaid Collings Logo
    -Ebony fingerboard and bridge
    -Traditional diamond and square fingerboard inlays
    -Fully adjustable truss rod
    -Bone nut and drop-in saddle
    -Ebony bridge pins and end pin
    -Nickel Waverly tuners
    -Cutaway
    -Number 25773
    -Hardshell Case

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  5. HOLD - Collings OM2H Cutaway - 1 3/4" Nut - Adirondack Braces #5115
    $4,320.00

    This OM2H has been upgraded with a 1 3/4" Nut, Adirondack Braces, and Cutaway.

    'OM' stands for "Orchestra Model," but 80 years after this body shape was first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch. The relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.

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