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My acoustic fetish has now taken hold and after several weeks of playing everything in town...again....I found my new little friend, a brand spanking new Collings OM2H. This is just a whole new level in quality and tone.

I wanted a very high end fingerstyle machine, but with some flexibility. The tone is just sweet and pure, it's honest. It is a little stiff sounding now as it is brand new, but with a few months of solid playing time she'll open up a good bit and will only get better with time. The balance of the tone is truly remarkable, there really is a huge difference. A/B'd with my Taylor is like night and day. Two completely different sounds. The Taylor (cedar/rosewood 714) is very modern sounding, shallow in the mids, heavy bass and heavy trebles but very round and warm with tons of overtones jumping all over the place. The Collings is just a simpler sound, vintage and focused more on the fundamental. The overtones are there, but they play around in the background. Again it's the balance that just strikes you. I don't know how to explain it.

Fit and finish is perfection, amazing attention to detail, everything is absolutely immaculate, inside and out. Me happy.

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I find with acoustics, when shopping for a high end model, it is important to get one that has a sound that suits your style, even more so than electrics because you can tweak amp settings to do what you want to do.

I heard someone playing a Taylor at my old school. It sounded great! I told him he had a great tone and he said "thanks, you can play if you want!" But it just did not work for me.
Breedloves have a lot of bass to them. Part of the reason is they shove a pole attached to the back of the guitar which somehow boosts up bass.
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