The typical Collings OM2H is justifiably famous, but is it the ideal "smaller than a Dreadnought" rosewood Collings for everyone? Probably not, especially if you have smaller hands, as the wider neck and long string scale make the OM2H a handful, at least for your left hand!
This OM2 is a lot more user friendly. The neck is 1 11/16" wide at the nut (instead of 1 3/4") and the string scale is 24 7/8" (instead of 25.5"). That shorter scale, especially, makes a big difference because lower string tension means easier string action, and since the frets are just a bit closer together some difficult chord positions are easier to reach. Overall sound and volume don't suffer because Collings tweaks the top bracing and graduation, in a blindfold listening test we question if anybody could pick out this short scale OM from its longer-scale OM siblings.
stock no. 56787
|Model||OM2, Short Scale|
|Back and sides||Indian rosewood|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 11/16" Bone|
|Scale length||24 /78"|
|Bridge spacing||2 3/16"|
|Inlay||Abalone short diamond & squares|
|Neck profile||Modified V|
|Rosette||iv/tort/iv & b/w purflings|
|Tuners||Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)|
|Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|