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Collings OM1 Baked Sitka/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar #25779  From Collings

This baked beauty sounds as amazing as it looks!


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What We Think

Far and away my favorite OM from Collings thusfar!  Just as concentrated and balanced as the rest of the Collings OM series, the mahogany and aged Sitka combo does wonders in terms of warming and opening the tone, getting you to that "old guitar" sound.  There's just the right amount of bright in the mix with all that dry, articulate tonality, too.  The baking process on the Sitka top also serves to allow it to vibrate more freely, making for a wonderfully resonant sound with gorgeous trails of natural reverb and decay.  I found myself wandering through the different genres I have in my repertoire, amazed at how the guitar sounds so well suited to each one.  It responds well to different right hand approaches, too: fingerstyle, flatpick; delicate or driving.  It just feels and looks -right-!  The modified V neck and 1 3/4" nut go hand-in-hand with the stunning, golden burst and subtle tortoise-style binding.  I've been struck with a case of musical wanderlust here...I just want to keep it in my hands and see where it guides me next!  Call us up today and see where the OM1 leads you and your music!   

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

'OM' stands for "Orchestra Model," but 80 years after this body shape was first designed it has become the most popular 14-fret model with fingerstyle guitar soloists who choose to play on steel strings. Yet flatpickers also find it appealing, and when the graceful cutaway is added these OMs are often used by lead players who routinely explore all 20 frets much as they would on an electric guitar. The compact shape makes the Collings OM equally easy to handle onstage or when sitting on the couch, and the relatively shallow body (barely over 4 inches deep) results in balanced tone and an immediate response.

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About Manufacturer

Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite of electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 


Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.




Serial Number: 25779

Baked Sitka Spruce Top

1 3/4" Nut Width

Western Shaded Top

Mahogany Back & Sides

Black/White Wood Nitrate Strip Rosette

Tortoise-style Top/Back Body Binding

Black/White Wood Purfling with 1-Style Walnut Backstrip

Pre-war Scalloped Bracing

Tortoise-style Celluloid Pickguard

High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Mahogany Neck

Square Headstock with No Volute

15-degree Headstock Angle

Ebony Peghead Overlay with Inlaid Collings Logo

Ebony Fingerboard with Ebony Belly-style Bridge

Mortise and Tenon Hybrid Neck Joint

20 Frets, Neck Joins the Body at the 14th Fret

Modified V Neck Profile with 2 3/16" String Spacing

14"-26" Compound Fingerboard Radius

25 1/2" Scale Length

Medium 18% Nickel-silver Fretwire

Mother of Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays

Fully Adjustable Truss Rod

Ebony Bridge Pins and End Pin

Nickel Waverly Tuners with 16:1 Ratio

Recommended String Gauge - D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"-.053")


Collings Deluxe Hardshell Case by TKL