|Comments||Martin introduced the OM or “Orchestra Model” designation in the late 1920s – the intention was that these guitars would replace banjos in jazz orchestras. These instruments generally have necks that join the body at the twelfth fret, and have a smaller body with a tighter waist than Dreadnought size models. The OM-1 is the smallest in that range, and is very popular because it’s easy to handle on stage and at home, and the smaller size gives a very balanced tone and immediate response. This example of a 2011 Collings OM-1 is in near-mint condition with one small dent on the back. It’s been well set up and there is lots of room to move the action around. And it sounds great, as expected from a Collings.|
|Serial Number||17066, built during early 2011 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas, USA.|
|Pricing||$2,700.00 CAD with original case (new list price on this model is $3,800).|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard and headplate. Mother of Pearl Collings logo on headplate. 25 1/2 inch scale length, 1 11/16th inch nut width.|
|Frets||Original frets with very minor wear.|
|Body||OM size body, with sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, ebony bridge. Pre-war style scalloped bracing. Very, very clean construction. Maximum body width is 15 inches and depth about 4 inches.|
|Finish||Original Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in near mint condition; one small ding in the back at the lower bass bout|
|Hardware/electronics||All original. Wavery tuners, bone nut and saddle. Teardrop faux tortoise pickguard.|
|Playability/Action||This guitar has had a great setup and is just a joy to play.|
|Case||Original Collings hardshell case included.|
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