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2016 Collings OM2H-T

The OM2H Traditional is an incredible sounding OM, certainly ranking among the best modern OMs that we’ve played. We’re big fans of most any Collings OM, but the OM2H-T offers players more headroom, bass response, and aged-in tone than the standard model; and throws in a vintage-feeling neck with a 1930’s feel and string spread, and gorgeous looks. This example was built in 2016, and was the very first OM2H-T that we received from Collings. It is in near-mint condition and shows only the very slightest signs of having being used.

Torrefied sitka top with a pre-war styled scalloped X brace pattern, Indian rosewood back and sides, animal protein glue, and an extra-thin lacquer finish.

Adding to the great looks of this guitar are vintage-style wooden rosette and fine herringbone top trim, ivoroid bindings, through-cut glued in bone saddle, and a slightly toned finish.

The Traditional series neck carve feels lovely; it’s neither too big or too small, and features a well rounded slightly V’d carve with a nut width of 1-3/4 and a bridge pin spacing of 2-5/16. The scale length measures 25.5”.

The OM2H-T is a responsive and dynamic guitar, with wonderfully rounded trebles, supportive and present mid-range, and all the volume and projection we’ve become familiar with from a Collings OM.

Finally, the OM2H-T comes with one of Collings’ stunning traditional hardshell cases. Styled after a 1930’s hardshell, the Collings case is built to ridiculously exacting specs in-house by Collings. It’s a work of art in of itself. Perfectly balanced, lightweight, strong and safe, and precise; not to mention gorgeously designed.

Here’s a rare opportunity to save some dollars on Collings most popular guitar model.

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