Collings OM1 JL Julian Lage Signature Acoustic Guitar
When Bill Collings first met the brilliant young jazz musician Julian Lage, in 2014, the two began a series of in-depth conversations about their respective crafts. This rare collaboration, which continued right up until Bill’s passing, has yielded another exceptional new guitar with an old soul. Collings now proudly present a highly personal extension of the T Series: the Julian Lage Signature OM1.
Modeled after Lage’s cherished 1939 Martin 000-18, his main touring acoustic for years. The 000-18’s neck—which was of course originally hand-shaped and sanded—has a distinctive taper altered by decades of wear. For Lage, this particular neck had come to feel like home. Through careful analysis and digitization of its unique dimensions, Collings were able to precisely recreate its worn-in, asymmetric feel on his signature model, while extending the fretboard from the original short scale to 25 ½" length for slightly greater presence and note definition.
To achieve the ideal combination of a thin finish application and a vintage aesthetic, Collings created a custom satin lacquer. This new finish offering not only feels and looks right to Lage, he finds it has the same inherent openness of tone that is present in the best pre-war instruments.
Lage’s signature model incorporates a script peghead logo not seen on a new Collings instrument in decades. This is the inlay that Bill hand-cut some 30 years ago when he started out in a tiny shop in Austin, Texas. This is a loving tribute to the late Collings leader, who in his final project was able to realize the perfect new steel-string for one of today’s most exacting guitarists.
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