Category Archive: Orchestra Models

(NEW) Collings OM1, Sitka, Mahogany, 1 3/4″ Nut – $3,710

(NEW) Let’s get back to the basics.  An impeccably crafted, hand-made Orchestra Model with a perfect tight-grained Sitka top and genuine Honduran mahogany back and sides.  Is there anything else you need? One of the most popular shapes in the lineup, the OM is always the number 1 or number 2 seller for Collings, and it’s easy to see why.

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(NEW) Collings OM2HG Wenge, German Spruce – $4,975

(NEW) It’s hard to beat an Orchestra Model for all-around versatility, comfort and fullness of sound.  For 90 years or so players the world over have made this shape one of the most recognized and most popular, and some years it even outsells the mighty dreadnought.  It might be easy to think that there is nothing left to be done

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(NEW) Collings OM1 Custom, Short Scale, Vintage Now, Baked Sitka – $4,075

(NEW) Like all premium builders, Collings has embraced torrefaction as a means of bringing a vintage character out of a new guitar, right out of the box. This process, wherein the top is “baked” in an oxygen-free environment to reduce the moisture and volatile elements in the wood structure, always seems to create a guitar with a slightly warmer sound,

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(NEW) Collings OM1 Cutaway Custom, Torrefied Sitka – SOLD

(NEW) Here is a great custom order that we’ve just received, and were able to snap a few photos before sending it off to its new home.  This OM1 has a baked Sitka top, giving it a nicely played-in sound and a very fetching golden color.  It was also customized with Adirondack braces, an abalone logo and no fretboard inlay.

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(NEW) Collings OM1Mh, All-Mahogany Orchestra Model – $4,160

(NEW) A very popular twist on the beloved Orchestra Model!  Oftentimes when we order an “all hog” Collings OM, we have them build it at short (24.9″) scale.  We find that this adds even more warmth to the woody mahogany voice.  This guitar is a perfect example of the model, and uses only the best quartersawn Honduras mahogany throughout. 1

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(NEW) Collings OM2HMRA-T Traditional Series OM, MadRose with Torrefied Red Spruce – SOLD

So… What’s new under the Sun? Oh just this: Collings has decided to offer a new lighter and warmer “traditional” version of his dreadnought and orchestra model guitars. Here’s what Ol’ Bill has to say about them: “In the early and mid-70s, I was thinking about how to make guitars that would hold up better than most of the ones

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(NEW) Collings OM1 MC Deep Body, Baked Sitka Top, Mountain Cedar Back/Sides – ON HOLD

(NEW) We’re very excited to show off this NBD (Never Been Done) Collings OM!  This instrument has a torrefied or “baked” Sitka spruce top, and the torrefaction process helps to give the instrument more of a vintage flavor, a more played-in sound right out of the box.   Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a richer sounding brand new OM1, with the Deep Body

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(NEW) Collings OM1 Deep Body, Sitka, Mahogany – $3,935

(NEW) How do you make one of the most popular guitar shapes in the world appeal to an even larger audience? The very popular “deep body” option on Collings Orchestra Models increases the depth of the instrument to that of a dreadnought guitar, increasing both the bass response and the sustain. The fundamental OM tone is unchanged, but the guitar

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings OM2 Custom, Cocobolo, Black Top, Short Scale – SOLD

(NEW)  Wow. We’ve been knee deep in the cocobolo lately. Within the last few months, these pages have been graced by our typical flow of wonderful custom guitars. Among our favorites have been the cocobolo guitars. Here’s another fine example, a Collings OM2cocoboloSS, that’s a short scale orchestra model, with cocobolo back and sides, a custom black stain for the top, and tone until Tuesday.

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(NEW) Collings OM2H, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – $3,845

(NEW) Just what you were waiting for: a pristine looking, wonderful sounding, tried and true Orchestra Model, one of the most popular instruments in the Collings lineup. Nothing terribly exotic on this one, standard (flawless) Sitka spruce top, perfectly quartersawn east Indian rosewood back and sides. 1 3/4″ nut width, 2 3/16″ string spacing at the saddle. Herringbone top trim,

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(NEW) Collings OM2HMRA-T – New “Traditional” Model from Collings (Prototype) with Collings Case – $6,885

So… What’s new under the Sun? Oh just this: Collings has decided to offer a new lighter and warmer “traditional” version of his dreadnought and orchestra model guitars. Here’s what Ol’ Bill has to say about them: “In the early and mid-70s, I was thinking about how to make guitars that would hold up better than most of the ones

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(NEW) Collings OM2H Sitka, Wenge – $4,385

(NEW) Here’s another wonderful Orchestra Model from Collings, and it’s easy to see why this has become their most popular model in recent years. The OM does everything well. Perfect string to string balance for fingerstyle players, great projection for strummers keeping up with the band, and that undeniable Collings clarity. This guitar has a standard tight-grained Sitka top, still

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(USED) Collings OM3 German, Wenge, 42-Style Top Border – $5350

(USED) Another gorgeous Orchestra Model, just arrived from Collings. If you follow this site closely, you know that we love pairing tight-grained German spruce with exotic rosewoods like Brazilian, Cocobolo, Madagascar and now… Wenge! Since first hearing this relatively new back/side wood on a Collings dreadnought during our visit to Collings last year, we have been hooked. Wenge guitars seem

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(NEW) Collings OM1 with “Baked” (Torrefied) SITKA Spruce Top, 1 and 3/4″ Nut – $3,800

(NEW) Collings’ most basic, unadorned offering, but more guitar than most of us will ever need: the simply elegant OM1. However… on this one we were lucky to be in the right place at the right time as Collings was prototyping the “baked” Sitka spruce top concept. We’ve had a very good year selling torrefied Adirondack-topped guitars by various builders, and

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(NEW) Collings OM1E, Engelmann Top – $4,025

(NEW) We’ve taken to saying that the OM1, Collings’ most “basic”, “simple”, “plain” guitar also happens to be the ONLY guitar that most players could ever need. We say that because there are few guitars that match the balance, clarity and overall brilliance of the beloved Orchestra Model, and like everything he does, Collings has taken it to the next

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