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❌SOLD❌ Collings OM1 Orchestra Model Natural, 2002


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Here is a very nice Collings OM1 Orchestra Model, pairing Sitka Spruce and Honduran Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

This example is in very good clean condition with only light wear. The Collings OM1 Orchestra Model draws heavily from the original OM models built in the very early 1930’s by Martin for bandleader Perry Bechtel, but its scale length is slightly longer at 25.5 inches instead of 25.4 inches. This guitar has had a K&K Pure Mini pickup set installed to an endpin jack in passive mode – there is no internal pre-amp. The tuners are the original Waverly open gear, nickel plated models and work very well.   The finish is in good shape with just light wear and natural sinking.

This Collings OM1 Orchestra Model plays very nicely and has a great sound with lots of projection and volume. This design works very well for both fingerstyle and flatpicking.

Sold with a used Larrivee branded, OM size hard shell case.

From The Builder on The Collings OM1 Orchestra Model:

“‘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.”

Collings OM1 Orchestra Model Specifications:

  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body Binding: Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
  • Fingerboard Binding: None
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Bridge: Ebony belly-style with 2 3/16″ spacing
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP short dots
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14″ – 26″ compound
  • Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
  • Nut: Bone, 1 11/16″
  • Saddle: Bone, drop-in
  • Neck Profile: Modified V
  • Peghead Profile: Square
  • Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
  • Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
  • Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
  • Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
  • Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
  • Rosette: b/w Purfling
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2″
  • Brace Material: Sitka spruce
  • Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
  • Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
  • Pickguard: Tortoise


Price: $4,000.00 CAD
  • Model: OM1
  • Year: 2002
  • Finish Gloss Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 8020, built during 2002 in Austin TX
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 16/02/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.268lbs 1.94kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.6875in 42.86mm
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