'OM' stands for "Orchestra Model," but 80 years after this body shapewas first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyleguitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Yet flatpickers also find itappealing, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used bylead playerswho 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.
Top - Sitka Spruce
Back/Sides/Neck - Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard - Ebony with MOP short dots
Neck Profile - Modified V