Collings Traditional Series or “T-Series” guitars represent an exciting vintage-inspired tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound, designed and crafted to showcase the most desirable characteristics present in coveted pre-war instruments. Bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness to create a voicing characterized by warm, rounded highs and a present low midrange, while retaining a quick attack and strong projection.
‘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 OM’s 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.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Serial Number: 31100
Size: Orchestra Model (OM)
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Neck Joint: Mortise & Tenon Hybrid
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Nut: Bone, 1-3/4″
Saddle: Bone, Cut-through
String Spacing: 2-5/16″
Neck Profile: Custom
Bracing: Sitka Spruce, Pre-War Scalloped X-Brace (No Tongue Brace)
Scale Length: 25-1/2″
Fingerboard Radius: 14″ – 26″ Compound
Finish: Vintage Satin Lacquer with Vintage Toner
Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 Ratio)
Bridge & End Pins: Tortoise-Style
Rosette: Custom Wood
Peghead Profile: Tapered Square
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with Gold MOP Collings Logo
Fingerboard Inlays: Gold MOP Short Dots
Binding: Tortoise with Custom Wood Purflings
Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable
Collings Deluxe Hardshell Case by TKL Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary