Category Archive: Orchestra Models

SOLD – (NEW) Collings OM1A Traditional, Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) As you are probably becoming aware, we are in love with the new Traditional models from Collings!  These guitars combine the perfect construction, fit and finish of the standard line and add a few subtle tweaks to create a slightly warmer, more vintage-inspired voice.  Volume-wise, bass-wise, the T-series guitars seem to be a cut above.  Like I said, we

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(USED) Collings OM1, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany, Excellent Condition – ON HOLD

(USED) Here is a wonderful OM1 that we sold new earlier this year, back on trade for a Traditional version of the same guitar.  This example is in EX+ condition, with no fret wear, scratches, dings or cracks.  As “like new” as it gets without being, like, new! “The gateway drug” as we say, many lucky players’ first Collings (and

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings OM1A JL, Julian Lage Signature Model, Adirondack, Mahogany, 1 11/16″ Nut – SOLD

(NEW) Here it is, folks, our first Julian Lage signature model OM1A.  As you may know, Collings almost never develops signature models, with this being only the second ever (after the late Pete Huttlinger).  But in the last few years, Collings found himself very inspired by both the perspectives and the playing of the one and only Julian Lage, and

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(NEW) Collings OM2H-T Traditional Orchestra Model, Sitka Spruce, Indian Rosewood – $4,770

(NEW) Over the last few years, Bill Collings and his team found their interest in older instruments rekindled, and the team set about creating a lineup of guitars with certain structural and spec changes that would help to evoke a more vintage-inspired twist on the (now classic in its own right) Collings sound.  The Traditional series guitars are the result of a

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SOLD – (USED) Collings OM1A Varnish, Adirondack Top, Mahogany Back and Sides – SOLD

(USED) The Orchestra Model is an inarguably great fingerstyle guitar, as most players know.. but Collings takes it to another level with their OM1A.  Mahogany back and sides deliver a strong fundamental, and Adirondack spruce, long considered the holy grail of tone woods, has unlimited headroom and a tonal complexity that isn’t found in other spruces.  When you add Collings’

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(USED) Collings OM3BaaaA Varnish, Adirondack, Brazilian – $10,250

(USED) We are privileged to handle many fine Collings guitars every year.  This one is special.  It sold in 2006 and has the distinction of being the very first varnish Brazilian RW orchestra model guitar that Collings produced. Having also the pedigree of “Style 3” and being clad with such high grade Brazilian rosewood, it is quite special indeed. So…feast your eyes on this VERY special Collings OM3BaaaA-Varn (Style 3 Brazilian OM

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

(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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SOLD – (NEW) Collings OM2HG Wenge, German Spruce – SOLD

(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 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 OM2H, Sitka, East Indian Rosewood – SOLD

(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 – 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 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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(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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