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

ModelOM2, Short Scale
TopSitka spruce
Back and sidesIndian rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16" Bone
Scale length24 /78"
Bridge spacing2 3/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
BindingIvoroid
InlayAbalone short diamond & squares
Neck profileModified V
Rosetteiv/tort/iv & b/w purflings
Total frets20
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No29933
BracingPre-war scalloped,