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Collings OM1 G Koa Preowned

Collings OM1 G  Koa  Preowned

Price: $--SOLD

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pre-owned 2008--like new

Sporting a truly spectacular and rare koa body, it certainly is a show stopper. It's perfectly paired with a select German spruce top and just seems to ooze beautiful woody pristine tones. The condition is " like new" with no player wear visible. If you have been looking for a Collings OM here is a rare opportunity to purchase a wonderful and stunning guitar at a special price.

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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 with the graceful cutaway 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.

CRAIG'S POV

The Collings OM is the gold standard of bench made acoustic guitars. It is as near perfect in craftsmanship as you can get. This particular example
was received in trade from the original owner.

Sporting a truly spectacular and rare koa body, it certainly is a show stopper. It's perfectly paired with a select German spruce top and just seems to ooze beautiful woody pristine tones. The condition is " like new" with no player wear visible.

These specialty wood Collings have gotten quite pricey of late with this koa version currently listing for close to $6000.

If you have been looking for a Collings OM here is a rare opportunity to purchase a wonderful and stunning guitar at a special price.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

Serial #14131
Topselect German spruce
Back and sidesflamed koa
Bindingtortoise-style
Backstripsimple walnut
Bracingpre-war scalloped
Rosetteblack/white wood nitrate strip
Pickguardtortoise-style
Finishhigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neckmahogany
Fingerboard and bridgeebony
Peghead overlayebony
LogoInlaid Collings
Fingerboard markersinlaid dots
Truss rodfully adjustable
Nut and drop-in saddlebone
Bridge pins and end pinebony
TunersWaverly nickel
Nut width1 3/4"
CaseCollings custom hardshell
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