(NEW) Probably the single most talked about product that Collings produced in 2017 was the Julian Lage signature OM. Julian’s playing had a profound effect on Bill Collings over the years, and the relationship that they developed has had a lasting influence on the Collings instrument lineup. Julian contributed to the development of the Waterloo line, the Traditionals and now his own distinct Orchestra Model.
The OM1A JL is a lightly built mahogany guitar, constructed in the same style as the Traditionals (fish glue construction, Sitka braces, no tongue brace, classic “18” style appointments). This particular example features a gorgeous Adirondack spruce top, and sports a super-thin satin lacquer finish, not unlike that found on Waterloo guitars. The JL models are currently the only standard line guitars being offered with this finish.
This guitar also features the Traditional neck profile, based mostly on Collings’ Vintage Now shape, a slightly meatier neck with added mass/sustain. The scale length is 25.5″ with a nut width of 1 3/4″ and 2 5/16″ string spacing at the saddle.
Another nice touch is the old school Collings logo, also exclusive to this model… the slightly ragged looking font is similar to what appeared on Collings’ earliest guitars.
These OM1A JL guitars are among the most responsive out there, loud and dry, with tone that rivals the best mahogany guitars, new and vintage. Will it make you sound like Julian Lage? Not likely, but it certainly won’t hurt!
Includes the wonderful Collings-made hard case.
Will not last long!!!
List Price: $6,325… AMW Price: $5,692