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Collings OM2H Steel String Guitar

Collings OM2H Steel String Guitar

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 body 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.”

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Collings OM2H-T Traditional Steel String Guitar

Collings OM2H-T Traditional Steel String Guitar

This Collings OM2H-T Traditional Series OM body guitar provides an excellent tonal balance in a reasonably sized body. As with every Collings we’ve ever seen, this is an exceptionally well built and finished guitar, using top quality woods and an obsessive attention to detail. The Collings OM2H-T pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood back, sides and headplate, Honduran Mahogany neck with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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Collings D2H Standard Sitka Spruce Top

Collings D2H Standard Sitka Spruce Top

The Collings D2H is an interpretation of the classic Dreadnought body steel string guitar and effectively illustrates just how good that design can sound. Built in Austin, Texas the D2H features a Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Honduran Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard and bridge. We’ve received three new Collings guitars, this D2H among them. It is a stunning guitar. Though new and unplayed, it has incredible tonal complexity with excellent balance across the spectrum.

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Josh House 13 Fret OOO Body Acoustic Guitar, 2011

Josh House 13 Fret OOO Body Acoustic Guitar, 2011

Josh House builds custom acoustic guitars from his shop in Goderich, Ontario. After developing an interest in guitar playing, in 2003 he attended the guitar building courses run by Sergei de Jonge and from there has continued building and learning. His instruments are very well designed, built and finished.

Price: $2400 CAD
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C.F. Martin O-16 NY Acoustic Guitar, 1976

C.F. Martin O-16 NY Acoustic Guitar, 1976

The Martin O-16 NY appeared with the American Folk Boom, and references very early Martin guitars made before 1898 in New York, before the move to Nazareth, PA. The O body size is 13.5 inches wide, and the 12-fret neck has a slotted peg head. As a ’16’, binding only appears on the top.

Price: $2500 CAD
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SOLD!!! David Nichols 00 Body Steel String Guitar, 2002

SOLD!!! David Nichols 00 Body Steel String Guitar, 2002

Here’s a rare treat – from 2002, a David Nichols 00 Body Steel String Guitar, at Custom Pearl Inlay in Whippleville, New York. Nichols has been the mainstay of the C F Martin inlay department since the late 1960’s and builds guitars and mandolins under his own name. This fine instrument is in very good condition. Built using the classic Martin 00 design, this guitar uses Bearclaw-figured Sitka Spruce for the top, Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge. The top is braced with a forward shifted, scalloped layout.

Price: $2300 CAD

This instrument has sold

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