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SOLD!!! Collings OM1ESS Steel String Guitar Natural


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The Collings OM1ESS is based on the traditional OM – Orchestra Model body design, but with an Engelmann Spruce top and a 24.9 inch (632mm) scale length. The OM body has been favored by performing fingerstylists since its introduction by Martin in 1930 as a 14-fret adaptation of the 12-fret OOO models.

Collings builds some of the finest instruments available, and this Collings OM1ESS, built during 2019 in Austin Texas is an excellent example of their work. The joinery and finish are as close to flawless as is possible, and the materials selections are top notch. The OM1ESS uses an Engelmann Spruce top paired with tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

The original Collings hard shell case is included.

Here’s what the builder has to say about the Collings OM1ESS:

“‘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.”


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  • Model: OM-1 ESS
  • Year: 2019
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 32082 Shown
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 02/12/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.96lbs 1.8kg
  • Scale Length: 24.9in 632mm
  • Nut Width: 1.6875in 44.86mm
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