This Collings OM1H Serial Number 16908 is from 2009-10.'OM' means size 000'1' means Select Sitka Spr

This Collings OM1H Serial Number 16908 is from 2009-10.
'OM' means size 000
'1' means Select Sitka Spruce top and Honduran Mahogany back and sides
'H' stands for herringbone-style top body binding. This option costs £100+.
The original Collings hard shell case is included.

It has been played, but is in excellent condition with minor signs of use.
One ding stands more out, as can be seen in the last picture, but it is minor.
The top is evenly coloured, I just don't seem to be able to catch that.

This is a world class premium instrument, and it is pick-up only.
You'll have to come to Bristol to try the guitar out for yourself.
I will not ship it, and I am not getting involved in returns.
The guitar is lovely and in excellent condition, so come and try it and buy it, if you like it.The only swap I would consider would be for a Collings OM1A(Adirondack top).

'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.


Select sitka spruce top
Mahogany back & sides
Black/white wood nitrate strip rosette
Herringbone-style top body binding
Tortoise-style back body binding
Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip
Pre-war scalloped bracing
Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Mahogany neck
Square headstock with no volute
15 degree headstock angle
Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
Ebony fingerboard with ebony belly-style bridge
Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
Modified V neck profile with 2 3/16" string spacing
14"-26" Compound fingerboard radius
1 11/16" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
25 1/2" Scale length
Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Fully adjustable truss rod
Ebony bridge pins and end pin
Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio
Recommended string gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")
Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL


  • manofgresleymanofgresley Posts: 137Member

    Great guitar, thanks for sharing your picks.

  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 3,203Member

    Any sounds ?


    I can't afford to buy but would love to hear. (A very nice looking top on that one.)

  • Graham GeorgeGraham George Posts: 496Member

    ebj Hi,


    As an electric player, if this is as good as their electrics and I'm assuming it's the same company? it's a good buy for somebody for sure - lovely looking instrument too!

  • ebjebj Posts: 2Member
    Sorry Kevin. No sounds recorded.

    Any sounds ?


    I can't afford to buy but would love to hear. (A very nice looking top on that one.)


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