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Collings OM2H Guitar

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The OM2H has been the most popular of the Collings acoustic guitars for the last couple of years and for good reason - it sounds great and is versatile for many styles of playing.

'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.

I find this guitar to be very punchy and clear.  It's great for playing jazz as well.

Below watch sideman and session guitarist extraordinaire Mark Goldenberg demonstrates his Collings OM2H and Collings 001MH guitars.


Listen to the late Pete Huttlinger demo his Collings OM2H guitar below.


Features Include:

  • Select Sitka Spruce top
  • East Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Cross-cut grained ivoroid and wood nitrate strip rosette
  • Grained Ivoroid top/back body binding
  • Herringbone trim with matching 2-style backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Square headstock with 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
  • 1 3/4" Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 25 1/2" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel silver fretwire
  • Abalone diamond and square fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Waverly tuners with 16:1 ratio

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    Michael J.
    United States United States


    my experience with Banjo Studio was excellent. My Collings OM2H was delivered safely and right on schedule. The instrument, its self, is everything you would expect from a Collings OM.

    Keith S.


    My OM2H is beautiful and the sound is awesome. Im a beginner so I am not impressing anyone with my talent but they all comment on the great sound of this guitar. Sometimes when I take a break from practicing I will look at the guitar from different angles and admire the precision craftsmanship. WOW!

    Walter K.

    Collings OM2H

    This guitar is like a fine wine. I've had it for about a year and it just keeps getting better with age. True work of art or a fine jewel. From wood selection to fit, finish and feel, it's hard to imagine it getting any better than this. David B. was great to deal with and he gave me a better deal than anywhere else I could find. If you need a Collings, I would recommend Banjo Studio.

    Daniel W.

    Collings OM2H

    I had a fantastic experiencing with Banjo Studio. Dave was able to work with me and find me an OM2H with the right nut width for me. The guitar is made with master level of craftsmanship. The tone is sublime with great note separation across the strings. It's a very precise and articulate focused sound that certainly rewards good form and technique. The guitar arrived with a perfect setup and great action. I love the feel of the neck as well. I know I will be enjoying this guitar for a very long time, and I can't wait for it to open up and sound even better than it does now (which is actually quite difficult to imagine).

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