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Collings OM2HA Varnish (699)

'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, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.




  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back & Sides: E. Indian rosewood
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid with herringbone purfling
  • Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with abalone short diamond & squares
  • Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
  • Nut: Bone, 1 3/4"
  • Saddle: Bone, drop-in
  • Neck Profile: Modified V
  • Peghead Profile: Tapered square with volute
  • Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
  • Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
  • Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
  • Peghead Veneer: Stained Exotic Ebony with MOP Collings logo
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
  • Backstrip: 2-style (Zipper)
  • Rosette: iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"
  • Brace Material: Sitka spruce
  • Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14" - 26" compound
  • Body Finish: Varnish
  • Neck Finish: Varnish
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL