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SOLD! Collings OM1A Julian Lage Signature Guitar, 2018

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Today we are treated to a Collings OM1 A JL Julian Lage signature model, using the A for Adirondack Spruce top option. This is an exceptional guitar and was the last collaboration by Bill Collings before his death in 2017. Based on Lange’s original 1939 000-18, the Collings OM1-JL uses traditional materials – spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, and ebony for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone. The  tuners are by Waverly, and work very well.   On this guitar, the neck is carved to match Lange’s.

As is always the case, Collings construction is incredibly clean and precise, and the finish is without fault.

Here is some of what Collings has to say about the OM1 JL Julian Lage model:

“Though Julian 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 ½” length for slightly greater presence and note definition.”

This guitar is new, and sold with the original Collings hard-shell case.

  • Model: OM1A-JL
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: 27989
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 12/03/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.6lbs 1.64kg
  • Scale Length: 648mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.69in
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