(NEW) Collings O1HMh Custom Hog Top, Herringbone! Abalone! – $4,475

(NEW) There are few things in life as enjoyable as these very sophisticated small Collings guitars. While one might expect these guitars to sound “small”, we find that everyone is surprised by their volume and their immense practicality as a “travel” instrument, as a couch instrument, a recording instrument and in many cases – a full replacement for a large guitar that has outlived its usefullness. As the Baby Boomer generation meanders into middle-age, its collective shoulder is getting sore. Lets face it, dreadnoughts and Jumbos are for younger men (and women) and most of us now realize that the best things for a living room are a fireplace, a good dog, and a great small guitar – like a Collings “O”. The classic 14-fret O, as we’ve spec’d this one, is built with the time tested combination using a matched set of Honduran mahogany for back, sides, and top – hence the name “Hog Top.” Did we stop there?  “Hayellll No!” We dolled it up with HERRINGBONE purfling and ivoroid binding – call us unconventional – then we added an abalone rosette, just to give it, and hopefully us, a  little class.

It is as beautiful to look at as it is to listen to. It is enjoyable on so many levels,  it is a flatpicker’s guitar, a blues guitar, a “gal’s guitar”, a cowboy’s guitar, a strummer’s guitar, and a fingerstylist’s guitar for the parlor, porch, stage, stage-coach, or studio. If you can get there, it can keep up with you. It has a 1 and 3/4″ nut width, which most folks seem to prefer.

List price for this lovely guitar is $4,725 and can be yours for $4,252.

Collings O1HMh

Serial #23924

MSRP: $4,975… AMW Price $4,475

Financing available through AFFIRM when purchased via Reverb.com