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❌SOLD❌ Collings OM 2H Orchestra Model Natural, 1998


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This lovely Collings OM 2H from 1998 / 1999 is hard to put down!

The Collings OM 2H is based on the venerable ‘Orchestra Model’ design, which is a bit bigger than the 000 size and has a longer scale length – 25.5 inches instead of 24.9. This model pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. The neck is Mahogany, as are the body blocks, and Ebony is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard and head plate. Inlay material is Abalone for the ‘snowflake’ position markers and Mother of Pearl for the headstock Collings logo.

This example is – well, it’s a great guitar, and there is a detail about its date. The serial number indicates late 1998, but the label has a ‘2.99’ notation above the OM 2H model number. These suggest that the serial number was generated and the guitar begun in 1998, but it was not completed and the label dated until February of 1999.

This Collings OM 2H is just out of The Twelfth Fret Repair shop, where a top crack was repaired and cleated. The neck set is very good, and there’s lots of room to adjust the action to meet the player’s needs.

A K&K pickup is installed with and end pin jack.

The original Collings hard shell case is included.

Here is what Collings has to say about the OM 2H:

” ‘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.”

Price: $3,850.00 CAD
  • Model: OM 2H
  • Year: 1998
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 4672
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 30/09/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.53lbs 2.06kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.73in 44mm
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